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SPOTLIGHT ON CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH: Effectively guiding challenging children


Do you ever feel like you’ve tried everything when it comes to dealing with an intense child? And you’re still frustrated and looking for answers? The Nurtured Heart approach is a set of strategies developed to address and change the behaviors of challenging children in both home and classroom settings. The approach works not only for intense children, but all children. Using this approach, behaviors we want to see more of are rewarded by using the energy that all children seek from us. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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