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How to Balance Your Child’s Behavior and Your Role

How is your child’s behavior now that school is back.. well, sort of back? Are things moving along smoothly? Is your child, tween or teen excited to be back in school, yet not spending time downtime with friends? Does your child or teen prefer his phone to in-person friends, misses the coach’s clear annoyance, or …

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5 Life Hacks to Recognize the Importance of Tone

This time of year, as parents wade back into the school routine, you may be noticing your tweens and teenagers have already missed assignments. Similar to wading through a 1-800 customer service line, we can spend hours online trying to resolve issues. We encourage our tweens and teens to write their teacher and work through …

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Help Kids Learn Basic Social Skills During the First Weeks of In-Person School

It’s been about three weeks since our children returned to school buildings. How is the new normal treating your family? For most, this is the first time since schools closed in March 2020 that our children have had a full-time, in-person schedule. Do you need to support your child as they re-learn basic social skills? …

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Lonely Teen

Q:  My son is a junior in high school and has been back to school over two weeks.  I am concerned my teen is lonely. He rarely eats lunch at school and spends most of the weekends online. He told me he was going to social events last year, but it turns out he didn’t. …

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Olympics Themed Social Emotional Learning Activities

Olympics Social Emotional Learning Activities

Who isn’t mesmerized by the athleticism, leadership and character of the Olympic athletes? Young children picture themselves on these mats, fields and courts, so don’t miss the opportunity to use the Olympics to create social skills learning activities this summer. Join the millions (billions?) of parents who are focusing on helping kids to re-engage with …

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My Child is Lonely, What Should I Do?

Lonely Child

Questions involving lonely children and teens have been coming up a lot recently. Parents are struggling with the pain associated with loneliness – parents of all ages and circumstances. Q: What Can I do if My Child is Lonely? If you notice a pattern, i.e. your child’s friends aren’t talking to her, help her figure …

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Social Emotional Challenges of Gifted / Learning Differences Children and Adults

social emotional challenges of twice exceptional / gifted

It is common for people with learning differences to experience powerfulstrengths but also social emotional challenges.  Added social emotional challenges may affect gifted children with learning differences (also known as 2e or twice-exceptional i.e. they possess characteristics of both giftedness and learning differences ) because they are often confused and frustrated by the disconnect; how …

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Social Skills Win the Interview

Social Skills

You thought that your background and experience should get you the job, right? Yes, and no. They are only part of the equation. Of course your skills, knowledge and expertise are important, however, they don’t tell your whole story. This may seem unfair. You’d like to believe that when you’re interviewing for a job, all …

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