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Simple Tips for a Kinder Middle School Culture

By Naomi Drew, M.A., and Christa M. Tinari, M.A., coauthors of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying Kids thrive in an atmosphere of kindness. They blossom, do better in … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Raising Emotionally Resilient Kids

By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., author of Ollie Outside: Screen-Free Fun In the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, a teenage boy becomes disheartened when his karate teacher has him doing chores to exhaustion day after day. Instead of teaching the boy … Continue reading

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Dear Me: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Counseling

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. I’ve got diaries and pen pal exchange letters that date back … Continue reading

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Activate Empathy, Mobilize Kindness: Strategies and Resources for Educators

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. Even though it has been almost 16 years since I moved from a high school—where I’d been scheduling students into classes, counting graduation … Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Be Empathetic Givers: 5 Tips to Avoid the “Othering” of Need

By Jenny Friedman, Ph.D., author of Doing Good Together To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, public television stations held sweater drives. The idea came from Fred Rogers himself, as a way to encourage giving without promoting an … Continue reading

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