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We’re so Close to Normal

We're so Close to Normal By JoAnn Schauf   This morning my favorite coffee shop owners took the chairs off the tables and welcomed us to come in, sit down, and have a beverage on them. I’m in...

The Best Alternative to Lecturing

The Best Alternative to Lecturing By JoAnn Schauf Do you know that your child can predict within your first two sentences if you are launching into a lecture? They know you and recognize your...

Happy Mother’s Day 2021

Happy Mother's Day By JoAnn Schauf The moment we give birth our orientation changes and it never veers. Our very hearts beat for our children. Our motherhood is not for personal attention or...

5 Ways to Support Your Child Emotionally

5 Ways to Support Your Child Emotionally By JoAnn Schauf More than a year into this pandemic, we are tired of hearing the words uncertainty, new normal, and lost year. Worse, we’re exhausted from...

How to Have a Sweet Chat

How to Have a Sweet Chat By JoAnn Schauf Let’s talk about screen time for example. We share the same pleasure phenomena as our adolescents when it comes to screen time. We spend just as much time...
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Take Care of Each Other
Take Care of Each Other As I write to you, I wish I had the power to replace your sadness ...
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Take Care of Each Other

Meet the Smartest Kid in Class
Identity: UNKNOWN For the annual history trivia contest, students nominated a representative from each of the six history classes. The ...
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Meet the Smartest Kid in Class

Before We Say Goodbye to 2020!
Before I say goodbye to 2020, I’d like to thank it for teaching me that no matter how determined and ...
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Before We Say Goodbye to 2020!

We Need a Little Christmas!
  We’ve had a year of surprises, learned resilience, and embraced the mindful practice of gratitude. I am eternally grateful ...
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We Need a Little Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving
From my office window, I watch giant leaves painted in fall hues float sideways from the Red Maple tree. One ...
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Happy Thanksgiving

The Year of Perfect Vision
The Year of Perfect Vision Back in the day, as a school counselor, I wrote each student's high school graduation ...
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The Year of Perfect Vision

4 Approaches to Better Listening
4 Approaches to Better Listening Nothing feels as wonderful as when another human understands our perspective, experience, emotions, or dreams ...
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4 Approaches to Better Listening

Take Two: The Social Dilemma
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Take Two: The Social Dilemma

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