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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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    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>>

    Mom and toddler baking cookies together Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    The Perfect Holiday

    Ditch the stress and enjoy the holidays this year with these tips from CHKD parenting expert Michele Tryon, CCLS. Read full post>>

    Mom disciplining young daughter Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Friday, September 20, 2019

    What Are They Thinking?

    Struggling to understand why children do what they do? CHKD parenting expert Michele Tryon shares tips that encourage cooperation, rather than conflict. Read full post>>

    Dad hugging child goodbye Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    Navigating Separation and Divorce: Helping Children Cope

    More than 800,000 separations and divorces each year in the U.S. affect approximately 1 million children. These guidelines may help support you on your journey. Read full post>>