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Back in the Classroom: Helping Students Feel Confident Making Friends This Fall

By Eric Braun, author of Make a Friend, Be a Friend New pencil box. Backpack. Bouncing through a crowd of kids, tummy full of butterflies. What’s my teacher like? When’s recess? Who’s in my class? Who do I sit by? … Continue reading

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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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