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Getting to School: The Balance Between Safety and Independence

By Allison Amy Wedell I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like about a third of my life as a parent has been spent thinking about all the awful things that could happen to my child. If … Continue reading

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Enter to Win The Struggle to Be Strong PLUS the Leader’s Guide!

This month we are giving away The Struggle to Be Strong along with A Leader’s Guide to The Struggle to Be Strong. This collection of thirty true stories by teens will help readers discover they’re not alone in facing life’s … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask All Students as the School Year Starts and Proceeds

By Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., coauthor of Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities to Build EQ Skills (Grades 5–9) Robert Brooks has been a voice for humanism, caring, and the value of bouncing back for many years. … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

The Free Spirit Publishing staff is taking a long weekend in honor of Labor Day, and we hope that you find time during this end-of-summer break to relax and recharge, especially as we head into a new school year. We’ll … Continue reading

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How Helping Others Helps Your Child

By Allison Amy Wedell Anyone who has ever volunteered knows how good it makes them feel—and it’s no different for kids. But did you know studies have found links between volunteering and positive self-esteem? One such study, published in the … Continue reading

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