Category Archives: Counselor’s Corner

A School Counselor’s Role with Students at Risk for Substance Abuse: An Infographic

By Tim Wayne Every day, nearly 7,800 students experiment with drugs for the first time; 12,500 drink alcohol for the first time. Well over half of all students will experiment with drugs or alcohol before maturing into young adults, which … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Parents of Students Transitioning to Middle School

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For those of us on summer break, the end of July signals that our days of summertime frolicking are quickly coming to … Continue reading

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The Power of YET: Why Mindset Matters

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. The year was 1972, and I was in the sixth grade. Up until that point, I had seen myself as a straight-A … Continue reading

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Character Education Books That Every Counselor Needs

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For the past two decades, I’ve been obsessed with picture books that can teach and help reinforce the values we espouse at … Continue reading

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Help Students Identify Their Strengths and Weaknesses

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. It has been ten years already since our then-thirteen-year-old daughter came home and proudly proclaimed, “Mom, I’m a phlegmatic.” She went on … Continue reading

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