• Month: August 2012

    August 22 & 24, 2012

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    Dr. Donna Housman gave talks in the Children's Friend Summer 2012 Training Series at Bryant University entitled "Why Teaching Emotional Intelligence Early Makes the Difference".  She gave the session to a diverse group of teachers, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and clinicians.

  • Month: August 2012

    Camping in the Desert: An Original Play Written and Acted by the Adventurers

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Last week the kids from the Adventurers Class performed Camping in the Desert.  The children wrote the play themselves and parents were invited to see the show.  A lot of work was put into the show and nerves were high but when the curtain rose the kids kept their cool under pressure and it was a total success!  We are so proud of them!  Below...

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  • Month: August 2012

    Secrets to Success: Not Overcompensating for Divorce

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Many parents who have gone through a divorce feel guilty about it with their children and feel they need to compensate to try to spare their children any ill feelings whatsoever. If a teacher was disappointed in them, they come to the rescue. If they don’t win a race, they indulge them. Stepping in for them communicates you don’t have faith in...

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  • Month: August 2012

    Season for Learning and Play

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    While parents know how to keep their children’s education on track during the school year, they struggle with how they should continue to promote learning during the summertime. According to an article written by Dr. Donna Housman in The Metrowest Daily News, “Emotional, social, and creative skills – often acquired outside the classroom –...

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