Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

Preventing Preschool Expulsions

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive “I don’t know how to help them. But I do know it is too early for the world to give up … Continue reading

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Reading Together: Why Your Baby Needs Books

By Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis, authors of Happy Healthy Baby® series When you read to your baby, you’re not just bonding, you’re promoting language and social skills. It’s never too early to start a positive lifetime habit. “In the … Continue reading

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The One Thing Queer Kids—and All of Us—Need Most

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  When adults find out that I wrote a survival guide for LGBTQ kids and teens, they frequently ask me what they can … Continue reading

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5 Ways Depression in Students Can Impact Learning

By Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed Depression is more than feeling sad: It is an altered … Continue reading

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The Picture Book Project: How a Group of Third Graders Continued the Story of Kindness

By Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, author and illustrator of the Weird series and Nobody! When Tim Francis, counselor at York and Jefferson Elementary Schools in Middlebury, Indiana, reached out to thank us for creating the Weird series, we had … Continue reading

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