Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

#PleaseNotThemToo: Talking to Young Children About the #MeToo Movement

By Allison Wedell Schumacher It’s such an old song. If you’re a woman you can probably sing it with me: A man steps onto the escalator behind a female colleague and me. He stands uncomfortably close to me, but when … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Books for Reducing Challenging Behavior in Young Children

This month we’re thrilled to give away a copy of Michelle Salcedo’s new book, Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior, along with eight other books to help little ones learn how to calm down, share, get along with others, and … Continue reading

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Tips for Teaching Summer School

By Andrew Hawk For most students in America, summer is a season for vacationing and taking a break from school. Unfortunately, a small percentage of students spend part of their summer working on academic tasks. Sometimes these students are in … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Pride Month

By Liz Bergren As June approaches, now is a good time to explore with students the history of Pride month and use this time for education and advocacy. The Stonewall Riots The year 1969 was a pivotal one for LGBTQ … Continue reading

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I Want It NOW! How to Help Preschoolers Develop Self-Control

By Molly Breen For preschoolers (and for lots of adults) it is hard to wait for a turn; it takes self-control. Waiting, or delaying gratification, can be a big developmental challenge. Preschoolers want what they want, and they want it … Continue reading

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