Strengthening Social Skills

“Kindergarten Social Skills Hold Key to Success.” That was the headline for a USA Today article a while ago about a 20-year study published in the American Journal of Public Health which followed more than 750 children. The researchers found that kindergarteners with the highest scores on “social competence” were more likely to graduate high school on time, earn a...

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The Lasting Legacy of Fred Rogers

https://youtu.be/0tL0JZpuuzY Hi, I'm Steve Adubato. No, we are not in a studio in New Jersey or in New York. We're all the way up here in Vermont. This is Shelburne, Vermont. We're actually at this historic, iconic, beautiful location. This is Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. We are here for a series of very important interviews. Interviews about child care. Interviews...

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How Mister Rogers Became A Timeless Oracle of Parenting Wisdom

He is best known for what he meant to children. That was, after all, what Fred Rogers’s life and career were all about — every song he sang, every puppet he voiced, every considered word he spoke on his beloved television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Mister Rogers was for kids. But he was for parents, too. For the adults who...

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Fred Rogers’ Approach to STEAM

It seems that most people associate Fred Rogers’ work with social-emotional development, but I think of it more as dealing with the whole child -- or should I say “the whole neighborhood,” including people, nature and things.  In fact, I would often say that Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood offered three basic messages: “helping children feel good about themselves, get along with...

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