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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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    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>>

    Little boy blowing colorful pinwheel on top of tree house. Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, April 5, 2021

    Positive Discipline Strategies Help Prevent Child Abuse

    Spanking and yelling to deter a child's “misbehavior” was once commonplace. Thankfully, today’s parents have learned there are healthier ways to guide children. Read full post>>

    Little girl attending to online school class on laptop computer Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Virtual Learning: What Would Mister Rogers Do?

    Whether you are an educator planning for your students, or a parent supporting your child’s online learning, let’s consider a few tips that can help. Read full post>>

    Young boy with his head on the table while holding a piece of broccoli on his fork Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    How to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

    Healthy eating habits are established early. Encourage healthy eating by making mealtime enjoyable and avoid power struggles with these tips. Read full post>>