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The Emotionally Healthy Child

Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, popular speaker and leader in the world of social & emotional learning. Her books include: The Emotionally Healthy Child and Growing Happy Kids, which won multiple awards in the parenting category in 2014. Maureen continues to work with parents and their children worldwide (via Zoom) and her blog on Psychology Today has reached millions of adults worldwide. 

Becoming emotionally healthy and happier requires that children develop character. Merriam Webster defines character as “the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group or nation.” It’s not just any ole character though, we need to intentionally raise our children to have good character. For example, we want our children to tell the truth even when it’s hard or share their lunch when their friend forgot theirs.
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In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured our questions are just as important as our answers. – Fred Rogers
how to help an angry child
What Parents Need to Know Anger is normal and healthy. Every healthy child gets angry at some point, and has the opportunity to learn how to express anger constructively versus destructively. Helping your child stop, calm and constructively express their anger is essential to them becoming emotionally healthy. Learning how to manage anger can happen in age-appropriate ways as early as preschool, but certainly is a common theme throughout grade school. 
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