Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

This Is the Way We Wash Our Hands . . .

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of  Germs Are Not for Sharing Jimmy Fallon’s new song is helping Americans tune in to the importance of fighting viruses: “Wash your hands, wash your hands, do not touch your face.” He strums his guitar, … Continue reading

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New Colors and Connections for Earth Hour in Times of COVID-19

By Bernardo Marçolla, author of Me and You and the Universe Today we are experiencing an unprecedented phenomenon on a worldwide scale related to the wide spread of COVID-19. In many countries, strict quarantines have been adopted, with profound impacts … Continue reading

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Should Child Care Centers Close in the Wake of the Coronavirus?

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive Across the country, child care centers are faced with an excruciating decision: stay open and risk a possible outbreak of COVID-19, … Continue reading

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Getting Our Students Ready to Learn with Mindfulness

By James Butler, M.Ed., author of Mindful Classrooms: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning (PreK to Grade 5) As teachers, we want the best for our students. We want our students to be the best versions of themselves, to … Continue reading

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Painless Parenting: How to Manage Your Child’s Screen Time

By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., author of Ollie Outside: Screen-Free Fun Technology overuse is a growing problem for children and teens, and one that I deal with on a daily basis as a psychologist in private practice. Parents frequently assert, “All … Continue reading

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