Helping kids become
the boss of themselves
About Us

Slide We help kids and parents
get back on
THE SAME TEAM.
Slide SELF-ESTEEM BEGINS
when a child's feelings
ARE ACKNOWLEDGED AS NORMAL,
and treated as important.
Slide Building emotional intelligence
takes time.
WE PRACTICE EXTREME PATIENCE.
Slide BEING ALLOWED TO SIT
WITH YOUR FEELINGS
is the first step in
mastering them.
Slide When kids can manage
their INSIDE FEELINGS
they can focus on
outside things - like LEARNING.
Slide BEHAVIOR IS COMMUNICATION.
We listen to the things
kids DON'T say.
Slide We start with the premise
that every child wants
to meet expectations.
WE HELP THEM SUCCEED.
Slide We teach from the inside out.
FEELINGS FIRST.
SKILLS SECOND.
Slide We don't label kids.
LABELS ARE LIMITS.

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Hanna Perkins School

State-chartered kindergarten, preschool, parent/toddler program in Shaker Heights focused on social-emotional development.

Hadden Clinic for Children & Families

Mental health assessment, counseling and therapy from birth to 18, and for new moms struggling with postpartum depression, based in Shaker Heights.

Continuing
Education

For educators, social workers, therapists, child life advocates and other professionals who work with children on a day-to-day basis.

Staff
Training

Tailored to the specific needs of individual schools and school systems, early learning programs, and other organizations that work with children and families.

  • Hanna Perkins provided me with a parenting foundation that stands to this day. It fundamentally altered the trajectory of my children’s lives.

The
Hanna Perkins Way
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