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    Backpack Connections

    The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents with specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. The Backpack Connection Series includes information and resources on:     Addressing Behavior | Emotions | Schedules and Routines | Social Skills. 

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Addressing Behaviors
Emotions
Schedules and Routines
Social Skills
  •  Addressing Behavior

    • How to Help Your Child Stop Biting
    • How to Give Clear Directions 
    • How to Use Social Stories To Teach Your Child's New Skills And Expectations
    • How to Understand The Meaning Of Your Child's Challenging Behavior
    • How to Help Your Child Stop Whining 

  • Emotions

    • How To Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Anger
    • How To Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Disappointment 
    • How To Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Frustration
    • How To Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Jealousy
    • How to Use Positive Language to Improve Your Child's Behavior
    • How To Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Sadness
    • How To Help Your Child Understand & Label Emotions

  • Schedules and Routines

    • How To Help Your Child have a Successful Bedtime
    • How To Help Your Child have a Successful Morning
    • How To Plan Activities to Reduce Challenging Behaviors
    • How To Help Your Child Transition Smoothly Between Places & Activities
    • How to Use Visual Schedules to Help Your Child Understand Expectations

  • Social Skills

    • How to Teach Your Child to Appropriately Get Your Attention 
    • How to Help Your Child Manage Time & Understand Expectations
    • How to Help Your Child Learn & Share
    • How to Help Your Child Learn to Trade