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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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    Smiling girl playing in autumn park Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    The Need for Play

    Play is natural for children and the universal language they use to communicate and engage. Many important things are happening when children play. Read full post>>

    Girl sits at a computer desk at home. She is wearing headphones and writing in her note book. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    Uncertainty and Resilience

    We are here together experiencing this pandemic. The question is, how can we help our children learn and grow from the experience? Here are a few ideas. Read full post>>

    Thoughtful serious African American preschooler girl looking in window Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020

    Is This Grief? Kids, Cancellations, and COVID-19

    COVID-19 has changed everything. For many kids, this is their first major experience with grief. Here's some information that will help kids explore those feelings. Read full post>>

    Family With Two Children Playing Board Game on The Floor At Home Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, March 16, 2020

    COVID-19 Uncertainties: Caring for Yourself, Caring for Your Kids

    There are many uncertainties surrounding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. These positive coping strategies will help you care for yourself and your child. Read full post>>

    Tryon_Anger management and Kids_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Understanding Anger in Children

    As we teach our children ways to express their feelings, we want to make sure they are comfortable with a full range of emotions – not just the “good” ones. Read full post>>

    Family smiling together outside Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    Parenting on the Same Page

    Parenting practices are naturally passed down from generation to generation. However, what worked a generation ago, may not be effective today. Read full post>>