When I was asked to be a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) I was very excited. The first television that Eva was ever allowed to watch was PBS KIDS. We’d watch Curious George, Sesame Street, Super Why and other shows. By building on what she was seeing on those shows and her natural curiosity we were able to create a more positive and educational experience than just by watching TV. Our experience is probably similar to many other parents when it comes to PBS. However, some people have truly outstanding and personal experiences with PBS. PBS is looking to talk with those people. Just take a look at this story.

Pretty inspiring stuff. If you have a story like Christian’s PBS would like to talk with you.

One of the newest shows on PBS KIDS is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. This show follows young Daniel Tiger, the son of Daniel Striped Tiger, the puppet from MR. Roger’s Neighborhood. The main focus of this show is to teach children social-emotional skills to prepare them for school and life beyond. Already this show is becoming a favorite among parents and children alike. There are many great strategies in the show and PBS KIDS has identified five tips for parents that I’d like to share with you.

PBS KIDS has developed five simple tips, adapted from the new series DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, which launched earlier this month, to help parents support their children’s social-emotional development, and to give kids practical strategies for dealing with various emotions:
Tip #1: When your child is disappointed about something, help him/her find something positive about the situation to focus on instead.
Tip #2: When your child gets angry, encourage him/her to take a deep breath and count to four.
Tip #3: Encourage your child to keep trying when he/she is struggling with a challenging task.
Tip #4: When your child is feeling apprehensive about a new experience – like going to the doctor or starting school – talk to him/her about what to expect beforehand.
Tip #5: Teach your child patience by coming up with activities to do while you’re waiting, like singing a song or playing a quiet game.

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