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Hot Chocolate Can Melt Worries Away and MORE… – Parents Article

“Today is a hot chocolate kind of a day.” — Unknown Truly, every day can be a hot chocolate kind of day. That soothing, warm elixir that can melt our troubles away, warm our hearts and encourage meaningful conversations.  Now, we’ve turned this favorite winter time beverage into a craftivity that can help kids cool their anger down or melt their worries away. It’s truly a resource that’s “fun and then some”! Hot Chocolate…Cool Thoughts Help kids learn to identify negative…

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More rain – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

And still it rains. And rains. And rains. And still it rains at school. French Homework is to complete a crossword. A French Crossword. Marks will be deducted for incorrect spellings. Dad I can’t even do a crossword in English never mind French. I can remember the sounds but I can’t spell the words. The Teacher knows this but just says I have to try harder. And we have more… Drama Homework is to complete an acting related Word Search…

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Help Kids Cope with Mad, Sad and Worried Feelings – Parents Article

Help for Mad, Sad and Worried Kids Dealing with  all types of BIG feelings is all we do at Kidlutions. We’ve been doing it for as long as we’ve been in business…a span of three decades…and as long as there are people around, there will be feelings with which to deal! Our BIG bundle of feelings will help you get kids thinking about three of the more challenging feelings with which they will deal. Being able to master these feelings…

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Helping Kids Cope with Anger – Parents Article

Help for Angry Kids Dealing with mad feelings is something we do often here at Kidlutions. We’ve been doing it for as long as we’ve been in business…a span of three decades…and we’ve developed numerous articles on the subject. Anger doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon and if you have a child, teach a child or work with children in any capacity, you’ve no doubt encountered an angry child (and probably more than your fair share of angry…

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Why the Foster Care System is Broken — – Foster Parents Article

I read a Facebook post by a friend and former coworker, discussing her views on the recent shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. As a high school teacher, she was disgusted with the constraints that doesn’t allow her the time to reach her troubled students; apparently, the shooter had been in foster care. Her remarks revealed to me what is wrong with the foster care system. Please bear with me through this article, as I am frustrated and angry.…

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Angry, Worried Kids {Activities the Help} – Parents Article

For Early Childhood Angry, Worried Kids Helping kids cope with BIG feelings can be a REALLY BIG job. Having the best information, tools and strategies at your fingertips makes a world of difference. Translating the research into fun, usable activities that make a difference in the lives of kids is what we are known for…and we are happy to dish it all up in this new program for parents…those of you on the front lines, 24/7. In our 4-week, on-demand…

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It’s Not A Popularity Contest – Single Dad, Parents Article

There are times – and I think it’s more now that my kids are older than when they were younger – when parents have to make a decision and the outcome is an unhappy child.  We know what call they want – but it’s not a popularity contest, so sometimes they’re just not happy. Over the last two weeks, I’ve run afoul of expectations of both of my girls.  While I can see their point of view on the issues…

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Let Them Have Their Feelings – Foster Parents Article

Let them have their feelings Just about a year ago, Mieshia Smith, a counselor with Child Crisis Arizona, began working with a 4-year-old girl who was having trouble forming attachments to her paternal grandmother who had formally adopted her. The girl was throwing fits when angry, yelling at her new adoptive mother and crying. Mieshia began working with both the child individually and the family weekly. Over time they learned that the girl responded better when there was less rushing…

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