Tag Archives: peer pressure

6 Tips to Help Kids Become Savvy Consumers (Prompts for Writing and Discussion)

By Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts According to the Council for Economic Education, four in ten millennials say they are overwhelmed with debt, and more than half are living paycheck to paycheck, … Continue reading

Posted in Social & Emotional Learning, Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What to Do When Your Child Is Being Teased

By Annie Fox, M.Ed., author of The Middle School Confidential™ series Dear Annie, My daughter has recently been teased at school about her weight. She is twelve, 5’5″, and weighs 145 pounds. She is by no means obese, but she … Continue reading

Posted in Bullying Prevention & Conflict Resolution, Parenting | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Helping Students Resist Peer Pressure

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. Belonging. Such a seemingly simple, three-syllable word, but it’s pretty powerful in life’s big picture and right there in the middle of Maslow’s hierarchy … Continue reading

Posted in Character Education, Counselor's Corner | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Power to Promote Responsible Social Networking

by Judith C. Galas, coauthor of The Power to Prevent Suicide In the 1990s, schools went on high alert to help kids identify suicidal tendencies in themselves and others. They embraced a call to action that continues today through suicide … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, Social & Emotional Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


by Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series A group of middle schoolers shared their grievances with me about the “popular kids” in their school. From what I could make out, these “popular kids” would not have made the cut … Continue reading

Posted in Social & Emotional Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments