Category Archives: Parenting

What to Expect When Your Child Needs Therapy

By Melissa Martin, author of  Tessie Tames Her Tongue Imagine your child is experiencing intense emotional distress that vacillates between crying spells and episodes of explosive anger. His sleep is restless, and he’s having nightmares. His appetite has decreased. He … Continue reading

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How Pushing Gender Norms Can Make Kids Less Resilient

By Kelly Huegel, author of GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens. This post was originally published June 25, 2014. I’ve been thinking a lot about resilience and vulnerability. If you had a mild (or maybe … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Develop Perseverance

By William T. Mulcahy, LPC, NCC, CEAP, author of the Zach Rules series Perseverance, or the ability to hang in there and not give up in the face of adversity, is a skill that parents and educators highly value. It … Continue reading

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Low-Cost Summer Activities for Kids

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. As we slide into summertime, we might have visions of extended family vacations to explore new places, overnight adventures at summer camp, … Continue reading

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We Opted Out of Standardized Testing for Grades 3–8

By Mariam G. MacGregor, author of Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens: Promoting Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan once described backlash from parents against standards and the accompanying standardized testing as stemming … Continue reading

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