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We’re Raising Problem Solvers

  When we notice the trash can is not on the curb, and it’s our child’s responsibility to get it there, which prompt is the most useful to solve the problem? “You didn’t take out the garbage...

Life is Fragile

We live our lives with the best intentions to honor ourselves as well as those we care about and love. At the same time, we are imperfect humans who make mistakes. We do things we are not proud of...

Get it Done: Don’t Let Your Mojo Slip

  Life’s unpredictability in this third decade of the 21 century requires that our mojo, grit, and determination keep us motivated. Should you feel those slipping, you are not alone. But you...

6 Things Your Tween Needs from You as School Starts

  Tweens lives are wonky as they are no longer children, and years away from adulthood. Their moodiness and unpredictableness confuses them and makes understanding them difficult for us....

How to Help Your Adolescent Set Goals

  Setting goals with your adolescent can be tricky. Over-laying your goals on them and expecting them to acquiesce is not an effective approach. Their quests for independence and autonomy make...
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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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