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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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    Little girl attending to online school class on laptop computer Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Virtual Learning: What Would Mister Rogers Do?

    Whether you are an educator planning for your students, or a parent supporting your child’s online learning, let’s consider a few tips that can help. Read full post>>

    Young boy with his head on the table while holding a piece of broccoli on his fork Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, August 05, 2020

    How to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

    Healthy eating habits are established early. Encourage healthy eating by making mealtime enjoyable and avoid power struggles with these tips. Read full post>>

    White and black children stand with the American flag and a sign that reads "one nation". Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, July 08, 2020

    Raising Civic-Minded and Engaged Kids

    When we give our children the opportunity to contribute, it's amazing what they have to offer. Foster civic-mindedness and empower youth with these tips. Read full post>>

    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>>