About Michele Tryon, CCLS

Michele Tryon, CHKD community outreach coordinator and parent educator has worked with children and families for 30 years, providing services in the hospital, home, school and community setting. Michele is a Certified Child Life Specialist, a Certified Positive Discipline™ parent educator, a nationally recognized trainer/consultant for Nurturing Parenting Programs™ and co-author of The Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges©.
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    Tryon_Positive Discipline_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Positive Discipline Strategies for Parents

    If you have ever been tempted to use spanking or yelling to deter “misbehavior” and are searching for alternative strategies for raising healthy and cooperative kids, this blog post is for you. Read full post>>

    Tryon_Grief_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Good Grief

    Grief is a heartfelt longing for what was and no longer is. When children are grieving, it surfaces in their behavior and demeanor. Help your child grieve well and develop resilience with these tips. Read full post>>

    Tryon_Toddlers Bite_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Toddlers Bite!

    Toddlers are still learning words and often use gestures and behaviors like biting to communicate. To help your child learn other ways to communicate their needs, it is important to understand the message behind the biting. Read full post>>

    tryon_imagine that_small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Imagine That!

    When we encourage imagination and creativity in our children, we are enhancing their thinking skills, developing their confidence, and helping them manage their emotions. Read full post>>

    Tryon_kids and stress_small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    How to Help Your Child Manage Stress

    When your child is stressed by everyday demands or unexpected changes, parents play a critical role in creating balance and modeling healthy coping. Read full post>>

    Tryon_Sharing_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    Learning to Share

    Sharing is an important social skill that children will need to succeed. Learning to share is a part of healthy development, and we as parents and caregivers can teach and encourage it. Read full post>>