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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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Creative Ways to Help Students Manage Their Emotions: A Q&A from Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Integrating art and creative projects into your classroom curriculum is a great way to help students gain self-awareness of their emotions, discover safe … Continue reading

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How Kids Can Cope with Frustration and Disappointment During the Pandemic

By Allison Amy Wedell I think it’s safe to say that two of the dominant pandemic-induced emotions we’re experiencing are frustration and disappointment. There are so many things we can’t control, so many things we’re missing. I feel frustrated that … Continue reading

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How to Build Empathy and Trust During Circle Time

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies As educators, we tend to use circle time to recite the days of the week (clap, clap), sing a few songs, and introduce lessons. Instead, circle time can provide a … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Help Teens Manage Difficult Emotions

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Young people have never had more forms of communication and media for expressing feelings, rates of helplessness, anxiety, and depression. Teens are struggling … Continue reading

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