5 Smart Ideas for Reducing the Effects of Kids’ Trauma

Published by EducationNews.org — Kids will only care about how their behavior affects others when they feel cared for themselves. Out there — in schools, playgrounds, pediatricians’ offices, neighborhoods and summer camps — are traumatized kids.  Some have witnessed violence in the home, suffered the death of a parent or loved one, lost their home inContinue reading “5 Smart Ideas for Reducing the Effects of Kids’ Trauma”

Why ‘Bad’ Moms Still Should Parent Their Kids

Published by EducationNews.org — Teach incompetent parents responsive, responsible parenting to avoid taking babies away from the people they love. In her own opinion, Dr. Brenda Harden has made serious mistakes with other people’s lives. Thirty years ago Harden was a front-line social worker for Child Protective Services in New York City, frequently removing children from troubled, violentContinue reading “Why ‘Bad’ Moms Still Should Parent Their Kids”

There Is No Health Without Mental Health

Published by EducationNews.org — Mexicans cultivate family and connection. May is national Mental Health month. Full disclosure:  For years I’ve served on the board of the RI Mental Health Association (RIMHA).  Why?  Because I believe that bar none, the biggest missed opportunity in schools and education is supporting the kids’ AND the adults’ mental health.  After all,Continue reading “There Is No Health Without Mental Health”

A Playworker from the UK Explains His Work, Passion

Published by EducationNews.org — Keep calm and play on! Marc Armitage, “playwork” expert, has the affect of an over-sized mischievous boy who’s got a Totally Great Idea.  Home-based in Britain, he’s one of the world’s premier experts in the arts and sciences of play. Perhaps you’re wondering why wasting time needs a science at all. ArmitageContinue reading “A Playworker from the UK Explains His Work, Passion”