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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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    Multi-Generation Family Celebrating Christmas At Home With Grandfather Serving Turkey Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, November 27, 2023

    Gratitude and Grief During the Holidays

    Talking about what we miss from holidays past doesn't ruin the holiday spirit. It teaches us and our children to have gratitude and to grieve well. Read full post>>

    Close up of mother holding daughters hands to offer comfort her. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Global Events – Talking to Children and Teens

    Media reports, headlines, and conversations can be confusing and frightening for children. These tips may help guide the conversation when considering how to respond to a child’s questions and concerns related to distressing global events. Read full post>>

    Young boy and girl looking at river with magnifier. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    The Wonder of Childhood

    Children are naturally curious. Why not use their inquisitive nature to our advantage and help them develop the abilities they need to be successful in life. Read full post>>

    Portrait of smiling mixed race grandparents and granddaughter taking a selfie in the lounge at home. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, September 12, 2023

    Kids and Humor: Helpful or Harmful?

    While humor and silliness can be helpful in promoting optimism, developing positive relationships, and releasing stress, there are times when it can become harmful. Read full post>>

    Cute schoolgirl wearing her backpack outdoors next the school. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, August 21, 2023

    It is Time for School!

    Children rely on us as parents, caregivers, and educators to help them plan and prepare for a successful school year. Start the school year off right with these tips. Read full post>>

    Young girl reading a book to her teddy bear Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, June 27, 2023

    Balancing Summer Days

    A balance between active and downtime is beneficial for healthy development. We do not have to fill every minute of the day with travel, entertainment, or education. Here are a few ideas for creating that balance. Read full post>>