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 Discipline2_Small 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>>

    Tryon_Separation and Divorce_small 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>>

    Tryon_Helping Kids Cope After Tragedy_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, June 03, 2019

    Helping Kids Cope After Tragedy

    When tragedy strikes, children look to their parents and caregivers for clues about their own safety. Follow these steps to help children cope after a tragedy. Read full post>>

    Tryon_Speaking thier Language_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, May 07, 2019

    Children: Speaking Their Language

    It is important to communicate our love with a message children can understand. Children need to experience love beyond hearing the words. Read full post>>

    Tryon_Mindful Parenting_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    What is Mindful Parenting?

    What is mindful parenting and how can it help parents slow down and take the time to replenish themselves and regroup? Read full post>>

    Tryon_Positive Discipline_Small Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Positive Discipline Strategies for Parents

    Spanking is not effective and is harmful to a child's development. Instead, try these alternative strategies for raising healthy and cooperative kids. Read full post>>