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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    Family smiling together outside Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    Parenting on the Same Page

    Parenting practices are naturally passed down from generation to generation. However, what worked a generation ago, may not be effective today. Read full post>>

    Mom and toddler baking cookies together Posted By: Michele Tryon, CCLS
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    The Perfect Holiday

    Ditch the stress and enjoy the holidays this year with these tips from CHKD parenting expert Michele Tryon, CCLS. Read full post>>

    Mom disciplining young daughter 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>>

    Dad hugging child goodbye 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>>

    Parents speaking to child 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>>

    Grandma and child giving butterfly kisses 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>>