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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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Resolving Relational Aggression in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio When I tell people that I work in a middle school, I am often met with cringes (you probably just cringed yourself!). People immediately picture themselves at that particular time in their lives and cannot help but … Continue reading

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Measuring Students’ Social-Emotional Growth: It’s as Easy as ABC

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. If only I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard the expression “The proof is in the data.” And though I … 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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