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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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    Asian girl standing and hold the tree planted Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, February 14, 2023

    HOPE for Challenging Times

    Do you struggle to muster a sense of optimism in regard to local, national, and world news? You’re not alone. Join our HOPE 101 trainings for parents, professionals, and community members who come together with positive intentions and talk about HOPE. Read full post>>

    Little boy kisses the dog in nose on the window. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022

    Pet Loss: Learning Lessons of Love

    Often the death of a pet is the first loss a child experiences. Support a child’s well-being and create a foundation for coping with grief with these tips. Read full post>>

    Two young girls smiling with their arms around one another in a classroom Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    Back-to-School Preparation

    As the summer months slip away and we prepare for another school year. Here are a few tips for a successful transition. Read full post>>

    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>>