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Special Prescreening of "Bully"

Jonathan Sommer

Special Prescreening of "Bully" We are pleased to announce that Dr. Donna Housman, Founder and Executive Director of Beginnings will be hosting a prescreening of the acclaimed "Bully" documentary followed by an informed Q&A discussion. Dr. Housman...

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Dinner with My Special Person

This week we celebrated Beginnings School’s annual Dinner with My Special Person.  Children had the opportunity to choose whom they wanted to invite to this annual event.  The children carefully handcrafted a personal invitation to their guest. For...

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Secrets to Success: Temper Tantrums

Dr. Donna Housman

It’s the end of the day and you’ve been at the playground with your child having a great time.  Thinking ahead to baths and dinner, you realize it is time to go home and your child is probably getting tired and maybe even a little cranky.  You start...

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"Goodbye Winter" Festival!

Jonathan Sommer

We had a blast hosting our “Goodbye Winter” Festival this past Saturday, March 3rd. Though the weather was rainy and cold, it did not deter families from flocking to this fun-filled event.  Close to one hundred families attended throughout the...

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Secrets to Success: Arrivals and Reunions

Dr. Donna Housman

One of the main tensions that is created is due to the fact that many parents are in a rush to pick up their children, get them out of their school, and go off to spend 'quality time' with them. These feelings, a combination of excitement and...

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Love Is Not Enough When Emotions Run Hot: Secrets for Successful Parenting

Dr. Donna Housman

What to do? What to think? How to feel? After a long day at the office, away from my child, it’s time to pick him up and finally have some ‘quality time’ together. I finally arrive at his school, enter his classroom to find him either immersed in...

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Freedom To Choose...One Size Does Not Fit All

Dr. Donna Housman

Working mothers are happier and healthier than stay-at-home moms. Surprising?  This news is a recent finding released by the American Psychological Association (APA) based on research conducted through interviews with over 1,300 mothers. The...

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Toxic Stress in Children: Is There a Silver Lining?

Dr. Donna Housman

Last Sunday’s edition of The New York Times ran an article entitled “A Poverty Solution That Starts with a Hug”by Nicholas Kristof.  The article centers on the news that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement based on...

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Giving for the Holidays

Jonathan Sommer

With the holiday season upon us, we at Beginnings wanted to do something special by extending both the children’s awareness of the world of children who may be different than themselves, as well as a deeper meaning of the holidays in giving to...

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Summer Learning Loss

Jonathan Sommer

Dr. Donna Housman's article addressing the prevention of summer learning loss appeared in the Lifestyle section of the Weston Town Crier on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Dr. Housman's article discusses the importance of summer play as a means of avoiding...

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In the News

Watch Our Video on Begin to...ECSEL
Learn more about our evidence-based emotional, cognitive and social early learning program, begin...
Beginnings to China: An Early Learning, Cross-Cultural Collaboration
In late September, Beginnings School founder and Housman Institute CEO Dr. Donna Housman visited...
Dr Housman Speaks at Harvard Graduate School
On Saturday, April 21, Beginnings School and Housman Institute Founder Dr. Donna Housman spoke on...
Why Begin to…ECSEL Supports the Growth of Emotional Intelligence
Beginnings School and Child Development Center is steeped in the knowledge that emotional...
A Tribute to Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
Reading to children at night, responding to their smiles with a smile, returning their...