Category Archives: Counselor’s Corner

Helping Tweens Understand and Cope with Anxiety

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids During the tween years, kids have a lot on their plates. Middle school can be quite challenging with juggling multiple teachers … Continue reading

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Tips for Tackling Tough Conversations with Students

By Barbara Gruener It’s that time of year again—springtime, when students in your school family seem to know each other so well that they’re squabbling worse than siblings do, which means it might be time to don that helmet and … Continue reading

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7 Lessons for School Counselors to Help Students Navigate Life’s Ups and Downs

By Barbara Gruener I was roughly 25 years old when friends invited me to join them on a ski trip to Idaho. Without much thought, I accepted their kind invitation. When we arrived, I naively boarded the chairlift and followed … Continue reading

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SMART Goals for Social-Emotional Learning

By Barbara Gruener Because goals know no calendar, goal setting is one of those things that can be done around the clock, at any time of the year. The start of a new year and the beginning of a new … Continue reading

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Helping Students Cope with Holiday Stress

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids The holidays can be a joyful time for many of us. Kids look forward to gift giving, having time off from … Continue reading

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