Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

Helping Children Develop Social Skills Through Play

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Play can take on myriad of forms depending on the developmental maturity and personality of the child, … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution for Students with Special Needs

By Benjamin Farrey-Latz, author of I Can Learn Social Skills! Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up Conflicts are an expected part of life. All children need tools to help them resolve the conflicts they experience. … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Build Resilience to Shame

By William T. Mulcahy, LPC, NCC, CEAP, author of the Zach Rules series As I’ve been thinking about writing this post about helping kids overcome shame, I’ve been struggling to capture my thoughts about the issue. Based on my experiences, … Continue reading

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Worries Are Not Forever: How to Recognize and Soothe Anxiety in Young Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Worries Are Not Forever When I tell parents and teachers the title of my new children’s book, Worries Are Not Forever, they often say something like, “I need that immediately” or “Do you have one … Continue reading

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5 Creative Ways to Teach Kids to Be Upstanders

By Christa M. Tinari, M.A., coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying Imagine this: You’re a sixth grader entering your classroom, and you see two popular students laughing … Continue reading

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