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About Michele Tryon, CCLS

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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  • Blog Posts By: Michele Tryon, CCLS

    Mom and daughter reading and learning. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, July 19, 2021

    The Basics: A Great Start to Life

    The Basics are five ways for parents and providers to interact with babies and toddlers to ensure that they are learning, growing, and thriving. Read full post>>

    Little boy blowing colorful pinwheel on top of tree house. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, April 5, 2021

    Positive Discipline Strategies Help Prevent Child Abuse

    Spanking and yelling to deter a child's “misbehavior” was once commonplace. Thankfully, today’s parents have learned there are healthier ways to guide children. Read full post>>

    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 5, 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 8, 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>>