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Your Emotions Matter:

Using the RULER approach to support our social and emotional wellbeing during this time of crisis

is an acronym for the 5 key skills of emotional intelligence:
Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions effectively.

The 4-part video series introduces the RULER tools and approach to support social-emotional learning at home:

If you have questions or feedback on this series, please feel free to email Molly Takagi or Maureen MacLeod.
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Team Up is a Punahou parent education initiative, designed to enrich the educational and learning experience for Punahou families. Team Up resources seek to provide parents with helpful, relevant information from distinguished and informed sources.

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In Case You Missed It

Team Up! Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Talking To Our Children About Race and Racism
Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith ’94, Psychologist and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Wright Institute, will offer specific strategies and tools to help parents engage with their children about the subject of race.

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    • PFA May Gathering 2019



Coping with Uncertainty, A Conversation with Dr. Christine Carter
Highly acclaimed author and sociologist Dr. Christine Carter and Punahou President Dr. Michael Latham ’86 provided insightful strategies for supporting kids during the current pandemic and beyond.

Why do Emotions Matter?
Molly Takagi, K – 8 SEEL coordinator at Punahou School, walks parents through a 9-minute presentation about the critical role emotions play in a child’s development.

Parenting During A Time of Crisis
Psychologists and school consultants. Rob Evans, Ed.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., discuss ways to help students cope with challenges of distance learning and manage stress.

Linda Burch - Parenting in the Digital Age
Read about Linda Burch's visit to campus.

Rob Evans & Michael Thompson: Rigor, Emotional Intelligence, and The Real Roots of Success
Read more about Michael Thompson and Rob Evan's visit to campus.

Team Up Event (Jan. 28): College Counseling Book Club: "How College Works"
Co-author Daniel Chambliss, Punahou President Mike Latham ’86, Director of College Counseling Terri Devine, and Academy Principal Emily McCarren held a facilitated book discussion on “How College Works” written by Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs.

Team Up: Screen Time in the Age of the Coronavirus (March 18, 2021)
Sue Thotz and Rebecca Randall, long-time veterans at Common Sense Media and parents themselves, answered questions and explored how to balance the influence of technology with kids’ development, mental health and learning.