Kids need a safe space to feel.
The healthy emotional and social development of children is critical to their ability to learn, develop resilience, discover their best selves, and build strong communities.
Our world now is more complex than ever. There is no crystal ball to tell us exactly what challenges today’s children will face as they transition through to adulthood.
But there is still so much we can do – as educators, social workers, and helping professionals. The best gift we can give to children is to equip them with emotional maturity and resilience – not just today, but for the rest of their lives.
Let’s get started.
Hannah Beach is an award-winning educator, author, and keynote speaker. She was recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 2017 as one of five featured change-makers in Canada. She is the co-author of Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever—And What We Can Do About It (released April 2020).
Her bestselling I Can Dance book series—supporting the emotional health of children through movement, play, and expression—won a 2017 gold International Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and has been adopted by multiple English- and French-language school boards across Canada.
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