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Understanding Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio Peer pressure plagues every generation. Why do kids try to influence each other to do things that might negatively impact them? Why do kids listen to their peers instead of their own moral compass? The problem is … Continue reading

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Preparing for Bullying Prevention Month

By Stephanie Filio With the unending pressures of social media and confusing behavioral standards for today’s children, it has become clear that students need a little extra help and guidance in their hallways. In response, most schools and school systems … Continue reading

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Identifying and Supporting Girls with Depression

By Stephanie Filio A recent Washington Post article grabbed the attention of educators by pointing out statistics that show a rising trend of depression in girls, and at alarmingly younger ages than before. One study showed that symptoms begin presenting … Continue reading

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It’s Contagious! The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio This year I said goodbye to a group of students whom I had rolled with for three years. They are moving on to high school, leaving middle school with excited trepidation, basic knowledge about graduation requirements, academic … Continue reading

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Resolving Relational Aggression in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio When I tell people that I work in a middle school, I am often met with cringes (you probably just cringed yourself!). People immediately picture themselves at that particular time in their lives and cannot help but … Continue reading

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