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How Intergenerational Relationships Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development

By Mélina Mangal, author of Jayden’s Impossible Garden As an educator teaching through distance learning, I’ve observed the abundance of students connecting to lessons while in the care of grandparents, other relatives, and family friends and neighbors. For some families, … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Stories: Helping Kids Connect

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of Social Emotional Stories: Lessons and Learning from Plants and Animals You probably remember the beloved story of the Ugly Duckling. It resonates with anyone who has ever been left out, teased, or lonely—which pretty much … Continue reading

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Teen Addictions Are Increasing During the Pandemic—And How Adults Can Help

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? The effects of the pandemic have been steadily increasing since the start in March 2020. Most schools have resorted to online learning. Students and teachers alike find … Continue reading

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Top 20 Posts of 2020

As we reflect on the past year, we want to give a shout-out to our bloggers, authors, and readers! This year was challenging in many ways, and we’re thankful that you’re here to make our blog what it is. You … Continue reading

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Students and Resilience During the Pandemic

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis It’s a strange time. We are sad about our lives being on hold, and yet we have enjoyed time with ourselves in … Continue reading

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