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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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Build a Classroom Where Caring Is Common

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. A recent study by the Make Caring Common Project showed that 80 percent … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Boost Inclusiveness and Help Marginalized Kids Fit In

By Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of  The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention: Best Proven Practices to Combat Cruelty and Build Respect “I don’t know why I bother,” the student told me. “Nobody at this school cares about me. Do you know … 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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Oh, the Drama! 11 Scenarios to Help Teens Work Through Sticky Social Situations

Adapted from How Rude!® In a Jar®: Prompts, Tips, Skits, and Quips About Social Skills, Good Manners, and Etiquette by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D. With summer right around the corner, teens will be spending a lot more time with their … Continue reading

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