As a clinical child psychologist and early childhood child development specialist, Dr. Donna Housman has spent more than 35 years studying the emotional world of children, training educators and parents, and helping children become the boss of all their emotions starting from birth.
Parents and educators are consistently turning to her as a source of information, guidance, and reassurance. We are so pleased to be opening the doors on Dr. Housman's new column to continue these important conversations. Now more than ever we could all use a sage advisor when it comes to our children's emotional well-being, and our own!
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"We are raising the next generation at a time of extraordinary stress, anxiety, bullying, intolerance, and lack of empathy. Teachers and parents alike are struggling every day not only with the behavior, emotions, stress, dysregulation, and worries of the children they care for but also their own."
~ Dr. Donna Housman, Ed.D, Founder and CEO Housman Institute
At Housman Institute, we believe our role is to nurture the social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of all students and educators without bias. It is critical that every child feel recognized and validated from their earliest days—to understand that their voice matters, regardless of background or experience and is being heard. We listen to, respect and support the needs of our educators as we recognize their critical role in a child's emotional growth and development. Together we need to begin the important work to help all our children and educators, as we move toward a more equitable environment for early learning, setting the stage for the building blocks of empathy and conflict resolution, and a more equitable future for us all. To learn more about how our program works to address equity in early childhood school communities... visit here.