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How to Help Kids Make Friends During the Pandemic

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends With the COVID-19 pandemic going into its second year, we are starting to see the mental health of children and teens decline as they continue … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Resolve Friendship Conflicts

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends A best friend is one of life’s greatest joys. Having somebody to hang out, talk over problems, play video games, or compete on the sports … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Boost Inclusiveness and Help Marginalized Kids Fit In

By Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of  End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy: The Proven 6Rs of Bullying Prevention That Create Inclusive, Safe, and Caring Schools “I don’t know why I bother,” the student told me. “Nobody at this school cares about … 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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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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