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Don't Fear the Feelings! Helping Young Children Express and Manage Their Emotions

May 12, 2017
As early as 6 months, babies experiences complex emotions like grief, anger and fear. By 2 children have a full range of emotions including disappointment, anxiety, and shame. Feelings are not the problem, it is how children (and we!) act on these emotions that can be problematic (hitting when angry) or productive (using words). Trying to talk kids out of their feelings, going right to reassurance, or minimizing them doesn't make them go away, it just means they have to get expressed in other, often less acceptable and healthy ways. So don't fear the feelings! One of the greatest gifts you give your child is helping him understand, accept and effectively express his feelings. Read on to learn ways to build your child's emotional intelligence which will serve him well into the long-term.
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When Parents Get Involved in School Health, #WellnessWins

May 9, 2017
By Ahna Bizjak, Parent and Former PTO President, Oregon School District, WI When it comes to learning healthy habits, parents are children’s first teachers. From cooking nutritious meals at home to being a role model for staying physically active, we lay the foundation for our children’s future...
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Moms Group Praises Passage of Dual Language Learning Bill in Washington State

May 8, 2017
Today, May 8th, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed SHB 1445, legislation expanding access to dual language learning in schools across Washington State. The bill is a culmination of years of work from educators, organizers and grassroots leaders to equip classrooms for Washington’s students that...
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From Tug-of-War to Teeter-Totter

May 7, 2017
After returning over $20m of Child Care and Development Funds to the federal government in 2016, Michigan's Governor has proposed a 2018 budget plan that will ensure the entirety of the Federal child care funds available to the state are drawn. The proposed strategy included a plan to increase the...
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Worthy wages now: For our children, our families, and our economy

May 3, 2017
Moms know just how very valuable early learning is for kids, for families, and for our economy. More than anything, we want our children, and every child, to have every chance to succeed in school and in life. High-quality early learning programs are critically important to children’s success. In...
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What Do Children Need to Be School Ready?

May 2, 2017
As educators, advocates and organizers, we know it’s not easy to unite, and much less execute effectively, as a collective. Nonetheless, we must continue to diligently pursue these collective conversations and actions to achieve a thriving ecosystem for young children. To me there’s undoubtedly an...
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Ivanka's Promise

May 2, 2017
Ivanka Trump is set to release her new book today — Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success . Earlier this year, we were happy to welcome Ivanka to the federal government where hundreds of thousands of union members tirelessly serve our country each and every day. As a senior adviser to her...
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#5Actions! Power up!

May 1, 2017
We’re 100 days in to the new administration and we’re not giving up! In fact, we’re powering up, rolling our sleeves up, and marching forward! Here are your #5Actions for this week: 1. The very bad, no good healthcare bill is ba-aack! And they might vote again soon. Tell Congress: Don’t take our...
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Let's Celebrate Bilingual Education!

May 1, 2017
MomsRising/MamásConPoder just wrapped up celebrating National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month and we want to continue celebrating the benefits of bilingualism in May, and we're hoping you will help us! In May, we are looking to elevate the stories of bilingualism-- the proud moments...
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Celebrating Bilingual Awareness Month!

MomsRising Launches Bilingual Parenting Resource Page!

April 30, 2017
As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, I was a dual language learner and I can say with confidence that few things have helped my professional and personal growth more than being bilingual. It strengthened my family ties by allowing me to talk to my grandparents, helped me become more social by...
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