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Heading to Middle School: It’s Going to Be Okay

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Note: While it’s uncertain what the next school year will look like, soon-to-be middle schoolers are still making the transition to a new environment. Whether students are in the classroom or learning from home, the … Continue reading

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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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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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6 Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure and Beating Bullying on Halloween

By Eric Braun, coauthor of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts As October winds down, we reach the end of another successful National Bullying Prevention Month. The national campaign to raise awareness about bullying prevention was started by PACER in … Continue reading

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Stopular: Help Kids Prevent Bullying by Redefining Popularity

By Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series. This post was originally published on January 14, 2013. A group of middle schoolers shared their grievances with me about the “popular kids” in their school. From what I could make out, … Continue reading

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