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Solve that After-School Crabbiness

The bus pulls up and you brace yourself.  She comes flying off the bus backpack bouncing and arms flailing.  You already know there is going...

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Responding with Compassion When Kids Don’t Make the Grade

Do you have a teen or pre-teen that is tough to motivate regarding school? Perhaps this scene seems familiar: Your daughter is consistently behind with...

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Back to School

No matter the type of school – preschool, public, private, home-school, or alternative school – the transition from summer activities to educational studies generally has...

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How to Get Kids to Care about School & Grades

  Over the years, Lynne and I have worked with many families who struggle with the same issues. Time and again, we see how a...

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Prep Your Kids for a Responsible School Year

  Getting an education is a tremendous privilege. Most parents recognize that future opportunities are built on many layers of learning that happen during the...

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6 Ways to Combat Back-to-School Anxiety

Heading back to school can be an anxious and stressful time for kids — and for parents, too! New schedules, new notebooks, new teachers and...

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Kids and Hygiene: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

“Honey, let’s go, we’re going to be late!” You sigh in relief as you hear the pitter-patter of little feet running to the front door...

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How to Address Bullying: Part 2

We’ve worked with many bullied kids, and with just as many who did the bullying. They were often the same person. During National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month,...

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How to Address Bullying: Part 1

This is the first in a series about a thoughtful and graceful approach to bullying. It’s a little longer than usual. Hopefully you’ll see why....

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Your Child Is Not Your Report Card

As the school year begins, here are a few brief reminders about responsibility and report cards.

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