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{FB Chat} Conscious Discipline: Raising Happy, Confident, and Resilient Kids

Our September Facebook chat featured two guests from The Rise School of Austin: Program Director Megen Glass M. Ed., and pre-kindergarten teacher Adrian Walton.

The Rise School is a fully-inclusive program that supports all students’ and families’ educational goals. From their mission: “At Rise about 60% of children have mild to moderate developmental delays and about 40% are traditional learners, or children without disabilities. The inclusion of children of differing abilities at Rise is known as an integrated environment or inclusion and is the core of our Mission and Philosophy.”NICU 101 Hand to Hold Facebook chat

Megen and Adrian gave tips and answered questions on Conscious Discipline and how it can help you raise happy, confident, and resilient kids. Topics covered included:

  • What is an inclusive society?
  • What social and emotional skills do kids need at school, and how can we help them develop these skills?
  • How can parents decide if their preemie is ready for kindergarten?
  • What are the Seven Powers of Self Control?
  • How can you calm your child during in-the-moment situations, i.e. meltdowns?
  • How can you help a non-verbal child learn self-regulation skills?
  • How can parents tell the difference between a child being bored/hungry/distracted, or some kind of potential developmental or educational diagnosis?

Find the entire chat below:

Good afternoon and WELCOME to today’s NICU 101 Facebook chat. Today our topic is Conscious Discipline: Raising Happy, Confident, and Resilient Kids.

Posted by Hand to Hold on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Leigh Ann Torres About Leigh Ann Torres

Online Community Coordinator, Preemie Babies 101 Lead Blogger - Leigh Ann Torres is a freelance writer, blogger and mother of three living in Austin, TX. After a short and sudden bout with severe preeclampsia, Leigh Ann’s identical twin girls were delivered at 31 weeks, spending 38 mostly uneventful days in the NICU. Two years later the Torres family welcomed another baby, this time at term, with only a mild case of preeclampsia. Leigh Ann currently runs Hand to Hold’s official blog and social media channels. When she’s not doing laundry or fulfilling requests for snacks, she usually has her nose stuck in a book. You can keep in touch with Leigh Ann on Twitter or via email.

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