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Dr. Housman Speaking at Harvard on the Importance of Promoting Emotional, Cognitive and Social Early Learning

Elizabeth Wilcox

Last May, Dr. Housman spoke at Harvard University's China Education Symposium on how to effectively promote early learning from birth and how the program she developed, begin to...ECSEL, strengthens foundational emotional, cognitive and social...

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A Pre-Visit Prep Guide for Your Child Development Center Tour

Deciding on the right care for your child outside the home can be a very difficult decision. Scheduling a tour of nearby child development centers is a critical first step. To prepare for your visit, it can be beneficial to get a better sense of the...

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Op-Ed, Dr. Donna Housman, Emotional Intelligence

Helping Hands: The Importance of Cleaning Up

Dr. Donna Housman

Let’s face it…life can get messy, especially at home with the kids. But it doesn’t matter whether you are a kid at heart or a kid who just wants an extra hour of play time, clean up time is important. Like many parents who can relate to this Wall...

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Op-Ed, Emotional Intelligence, bullying, bullying prevention month

Bullying Pains

Dr. Donna Housman

When it comes to bullying, everyone is hurting—parents, teachers, children, including the bully, believe it or not. It’s a stressful problem that needs to be regulated and identified in children—both in young targets and young oppressors. Typically,...

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October, Conversations with Dr. Donna, Emotional Intelligence, bullying

Bullying Prevention Month

Dr. Donna Housman

This month, schools nationwide are joining forces in a big fight—a fight against bullying. It’s an important issue for parents, caregivers, and teachers to anticipate; that's why I have been raising awareness about the problem for about 30 years....

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Op-Ed, Parenting, Praise, Emotional Intelligence, Feedback, Beginnings School Weston

Parenting & Praising

Dr. Donna Housman

As parents, it’s natural for us to be our children’s loudest cheerleaders. But we have to be careful with how we root for the home team. When we see something that we believe is praiseworthy, we offer what we think is a confidence boost with a...

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Emotional Intelligence from the Beginning

Dr. Donna Housman

You may have read about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the news recently and thought, “That sounds familiar!” In fact, SEL has been roaming the halls of Beginnings School since it’s very beginning in 1985. Our teachers attend weekly clinical...

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Video of Bullying Prevention Seminar

Jonathan Sommer

The fight against bullying starts with us but in order to effectively guide our children we must have the tools needed for success. In this seminar Dr. Housman, Founder of Beginnings School, discussed the concept of emotional intelligence and how,...

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Stop Bullying Before it Starts by Arming Our Children with Emotional Intelligence

Jonathan Sommer

The fight against bullying starts with us but in order to effectively guide our children we must have the tools needed for success. This seminar will delve into the concept of emotional intelligence and how, when taught to children from a very young...

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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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Why Beginnings is the Leader in Early Childhood Education
Thirty five years ago, just before Dr. Donna Housman founded Beginnings School and Child...
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...