Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook sees the 3 P’s

This week we are presenting our training titled: NEW DAY: HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN DEVELOP A BRIGHTER TOMORROW at an Early Childhood Institute in Louisville, KY. Our Specialty trainer will focus on the research of Martin Seligman and the “3 P’s”. While conducting our research for this topic we came across this great article in Business [Read More…]

Newly-Released Data Supports Positive Child and Family Well-Being

Growing Sound songs certainly promote positive family connections. Now research by Casey Family Programs proves it again with a report supporting positive child and family well being. This new report illuminates the importance of HOPE—Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences, a framework that studies and promotes positive child and family well-being. Read the full article and [Read More…]

Know your own strength and your child’s; Children, Inc. researchers note impact of character strengths

The Research to Practice Department at Children, Inc. (the parent agency for Growing Sound)continues their efforts to promote positive social-emotional learning and development this time through Character Science. An article recently published in the Kentucky Tribune helps explain what Character Science is all about and the need to raise awareness to help build strengths in [Read More…]

Revisiting “Self-Control”

Back in January 2016, MINDSHIFT published an article by Katrina Schwartz titled “Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control”. It’s always a good idea to revisit articles on self-control (especially after a busy holiday season). This article talks about the research of Walter Mischel and his well-known body of work called “THE MARSHMALLOW TEST”. Check [Read More…]

Introducing New Music Project for Foster and Adoption Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Music Project for Foster/Adoption Families Covington, KY, December 15, 2016-GROWING SOUND, an award winning children’s music publisher that creates songs based on the latest research in social and emotional development is pleased to announce the release of their newest music CD: MY HAND IN YOUR HAND: Songs for Families Who Reach [Read More…]

Defining The Skills For Success

“Useable Knowledge”, that is published out by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, recently posted an article by Leah Shafer titled “Defining The skills For Success” that signals the difference between executive function and other regulation-related skills in regards to child development. According to the article, “strong executive function (EF) is key to children’s success [Read More…]

Teachers: What words do you use to encourage a child’s efforts?

New teachers often struggle with their first experiences during “report card” season. Report cards help communicate a students’ progress. Finding the right words can make a difference not only in encouraging the child, but encouraging the parent as well. Writing unique and meaningful report card comments takes effort. If only negative statements are written, the [Read More…]

Suspending Preschoolers?

A very interesting article was recently published on Mindshift discussing how suspending preschoolers really does NOT work and how adults can intervene. Suspending preschoolers? Really? YES! It’s a fact. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 6,743 children who were enrolled in district-provided pre-K in 2013-14 received one or more out-of-school suspensions. Oh my… Check [Read More…]

What Do We Tell Kids About Election Results?

A recent post on Philly.com titled “What Do We Tell Kids About the Election Results?” by Anna Nguyen and including responses from W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP, director of integrated health care for American Psychological Association, Anita Kulick, president & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting, and our friend Paul LeBuffe, director of the Devereux Center [Read More…]

Tips to Help Kids Develop GRIT for School

Our good friend, Paul A. LeBuffe, M.A., Director of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Center for Resilient Children recently posted a guest blog on Philly.com with ideas and suggestions for helping kids to develop grit for school. GRIT has become a trending topic in education much due to the work of psychologist, Angela Duckworth. Although there [Read More…]