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Welcoming the New School Year

August 17, 2023

August 17, 2023

A Message from Gail

As Kansas children embark on a new school year, let’s celebrate the rituals that help children prepare for the year ahead!

Help Children Prosper

For many children, their previous school year experience may not have been positive. They will likely try your patience! We also know children often mirror or mimic the behaviors of the adults around them. They are ok when you are ok. During the next couple of months as children settle into their routines, it is important to remember your own mental state as a caregiver. Practicing self-care, patience and compassion are integral to healthy relationships including those with our children. At Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL), we always encourage parents, friends, neighbors and teachers to remember the power they hold to foster secure, steady and caring connections and surroundings that enable our children to flourish and prosper.

Connections Matter

While we celebrate the beginning of a new year of learning this August, we must remember children learn from adults every day. Children learn about conflict resolution and social behaviors from the adults in their lives. They learn that connections matter. If you are interested in learning more about the importance of relationships and how to develop positive healthy relationships with children and their families, visit our Connections Matter page where you can find helpful information.


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