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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

    Two kids bored and sitting on the couch Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Parenting Tips: Managing Your Child's Boredom

    Children can learn wonderful life skills from handling boredom. Help your child understand and manage their boredom with these tips. Read full post>>


    Child Abuse prevention month poster, April 2022 Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Foster HOPE

    In this blog, we share tools to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote healthy outcomes for all children. Read full post>>


    Parents having conversation with teenage child Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    Tips for Parents on Discussing War with Kids, Teens

    With unrest caused by the recent invasion of Ukraine, parents can help children and teens feel safe by using these age-specific guidelines to discuss war. Read full post>>


    Group of elementary school kids go back to school wearing masks. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, August 16, 2021

    Preparing and Planning for a Return to School

    Many children and adults continue to be concerned about the impact of COVID-19. Prepare and plan for your child to return to school with the five C’s. Read full post>>


    Mother supporting her son at home while doing homework. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    Back to School: Processing the Pandemic

    Processing the experience of living through a pandemic is important for kids going back to school. Do this activity to help kids reflect on the COVID pandemic. Read full post>>


    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>>