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Multiple Intelligences: 8 Ways Kids Are Smart

By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Smarts! Everybody’s Got Them and You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences “I got a bad grade on a test. I feel so stupid!” “The other students are so much … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help Kids Use Their New Phones Safely

By Elizabeth Englander and Katharine Covino, coauthors of You Got a Phone! (Now Read This Book) More and more often, children get their first phone when still in elementary school. A 2017 study found that more than half of kids … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids Set and Respect Boundaries with Friends

By Lydia Bowers, author of the We Say What’s Okay series  As we begin a new school year, children are excited to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Friendships can be a great source of both satisfaction and … Continue reading

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How to Foster Self-Advocacy in Children

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie’s Class Has Something to Say  Far too often we see the children in our lives as their gender and age group and make decisions accordingly. We put preschoolers in swimming class and sign six-year-olds … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids Cope with Mixed Feelings About Back to School

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids Most kids look forward to the end of the school year. No more getting up early, doing homework, studying for tests, … Continue reading

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