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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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Using Poetry to Teach Social-Emotional Skills

By Judy Lalli, M.S., author of I Like Being Me After my father was a victim of a stroke in his late 80s, he could still recite poems he had learned as a child—some of them in a second language! … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Groups Thrive on Teambuilding Games

By Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor, coauthors of Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar® Looking for a way to build team spirit with a group of teens? Trying to get them off their phones or electronic devices? Want to … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids Stay Connected with Peers (Not Electronics!) in the Summer

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends Most kids look forward to summer vacation. After all, they’ve been working all year, and they’re ready for a break from getting up early, doing … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Friendship

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of  The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends Making and keeping friends is one of the most important skills your child will learn. Having friends helps kids learn about themselves, resolve conflict, and … Continue reading

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