Promoting Healthy Attachments with Children
Attachment facilitates the development of emotional regulation, social skills, and empathy. It plays an important role in children’s overall development and learning. Early childhood educators are consistently learning and creating opportunities to build healthy attachments with the children in their care and supporting families
in their own attachment with their children.
Addressing Challenging Behaviours
Whether a child hits others, uses inappropriate language, or throws a tantrum, all educators have to address challenging behaviours in the classroom. Learn more about how focusing on prevention, social-emotional learning and self-regulation tools
Keeping home languages alive key to English success for newcomer kids
A language workshop for parents in northeast Calgary is highlighting the many benefits of keeping home languages alive
and encouraging parents to pass on their spoken language to their kids.
Helping Children Cope With Anger
All human beings experience anger. But children, in particular, have difficulty channeling their strong emotions into acceptable outlets. Anger is often a reaction to feeling misunderstood, frustrated, hurt, rejected or ashamed. Here are some helpful tips for helping children cope with anger
New Online Tutorial: 4 Tips for Building Confidence in Newcomer Children
To support their settlement and growth, immigrant and refugee children need supportive relationships, a safe space, and opportunities to nurture and build their confidence and competence. Need opportunities for mastery, success, and “safe risks”! In 4 Tips for Building Confidence in Newcomer Children, participants will learn about how to incorporate opportunities for mastery, success, and “safe risks” in their programs, some of the ways we unintentionally stifle children’s feelings of competence, and simple strategies to incorporate important learning opportunities that build confidence and support children’s development.
Are you looking for quiet, calming music for children?
This relaxing music
might be just what you're looking for to use during quiet time. You might also want to make calming music like this available with headphones in a quiet space to help children self-regulate!
Resource: Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family
was created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S, and for service providers who are working with newcomer families. It's full of great information and conversation starters that could be used in parent or teen workshops and supports.
5 Simple Ways to Build Resilience and Well-Being in Children
How can we help children to be more resilient and less vulnerable to mental health problems? Although we can’t stop all mental health problems, we can help children develop habits that build their wellbeing and resilience. But, these habits can’t exist on their own. They need to grow out of strong, supportive, nurturing relationships that children can develop with their parents, caregivers and teachers. Here are 5 ways to build wellbeing
that you can integrate into your program.
NEW! Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 15 Languages
Refugee parents come to Canada with unique settlement needs, and language barriers that make it challenging to get information to support their parenting, children’s development, and the health and safety of their family here in Canada.
We’ve developed a series of 14 parent resources
to help - and they’re available in the 14 languages most commonly spoken by refugee families here in Canada!
Why Is My Child Aggressive?
Getting what we want and need is part of survival, but young children often can’t or don’t know how to express their needs and desires in calm ways or using words. As they grow, children learn to control their emotions and interact with others in positive ways.