Category Archives: Teaching

11 Creative Thinking Prompts to Build Classroom Community

Adapted from Creative Thinking In a Jar® We’re a few weeks into the school year, and before you get sucked into DEVOLSON (the dark, evil vortex of late September, October, and November), recapture some of that new school year sparkle! … Continue reading

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Perfectionism in Children: How Parents Can Help Bright, Complex Kids

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., coauthor of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development I used to say, smiling, when discussing perfectionism that I wanted my surgeon, dentist, mechanic, electrician, and plumber to be perfectionists—but not my friends, … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Helping Children Understand Anger

by Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Mad Anger is generally a natural response to certain issues or situations, yet it is often felt or expressed in ways that are scary, confusing, or even unhealthy. Many people consider … Continue reading

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Excited and Nervous: How to Help Children Navigate Mixed Feelings About Returning to School

By Lory Britain, Ph.D., author of I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings Your child laughs excitedly as she packs pencils and pens in her backpack for the first day of in-person school. You watch with both relief and … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Sparking Joy in Children

by Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Mad Much has been said about the importance of happiness for both children and adults. Research tells us that when we focus on happy things, we are generally more resilient, focused, … Continue reading

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