Graziella Simonetti

Graziella Simonetti is a parent educator for EAC Network’s Long Island Parenting Institute and works as an early childhood social worker for the New York City Department of Education. She holds an advanced certificate in parent education from Adelphi University and is a NYSPEP credentialed parenting educator. Simonetti is a former kindergarten teacher.

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Parenting During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Many of our children have been hearing about the coronavirus for a few weeks. Now that schools are closed, there is no escaping conversation around the pandemic.  Additionally, the break in predictable routines around school, extracurricular...

Teaching Conflict Management To Children

Conflict is part of life. As many of us are trapped inside, tiffs are bound to happen. Teaching children how to effectively manage conflict will prepare them for positive relationships throughout their lives.  The knowledge...

Raising Body-Positive Children

Children as young as 5 years old report not liking their bodies. According to Common Sense Media, by age seven, one in four children will have tried some form of dieting behavior. Eating disorder hospitalizations...

Talking To Children About Death

Many parents feel uncomfortable speaking to their children about death, yet it is helpful to let them know it is okay to talk about death and loss. How we approach the topic depends on the...

Managing Mornings With Kids

Most of us require time to transition from a peaceful sleep to the demands of a busy day. The need for transition time combined with a child’s developmental level, and a parent on a time...

Dealing With Back To School Anxiety

Transitioning from summer vacation to the school year can provoke anxiety for children. The shift from the relaxed and the less structured days of summer to the higher pressured school days can be a difficult...

Traveling With Children

As summer vacation plans are in sight, now is a good time to maximize tips and tricks for traveling with children, which can add anxiety and stress to an experience that is meant to be...

The Blending Of Families

Approximately 75 percent of Americans who divorce eventually remarry. Many of these couples have children, and the transition to becoming a stepfamily can be challenging. Coping with the emotions of a breakup, collaborating with an...

Birth Order Effect On Personality

If you are a parent of multiple children, you most likely notice that each one is different from the others. Birth order plays a role in these differences. Many experts believe that the order in...

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