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Lifting the Burden of Perfectionism in Children

By Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., author of  What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids If you are reading this blog post, you’re probably well aware that we live in … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Books for Building Confident Kids

This giveaway is now closed. Empower kids of all ages to strengthen their self-esteem and sense of purpose. One lucky reader will win all of these positive, practical, must-have resources: Just Because I Am Stick Up for Yourself! Be Confident in Who … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Raising Emotionally Resilient Kids

By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., author of Ollie Outside: Screen-Free Fun In the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, a teenage boy becomes disheartened when his karate teacher has him doing chores to exhaustion day after day. Instead of teaching the boy … Continue reading

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Inextricably Linked: Self-Esteem and Academic Performance

By Allison Wedell Schumacher If you didn’t experience it in school, you’ve surely felt it in another aspect of your life: the awful, sinking sensation called “I can’t.” Even if you’ve practiced. Even if you’ve studied. Sometimes those powerful negative … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Friendship

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of  The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends Making and keeping friends is one of the most important skills your child will learn. Having friends helps kids learn about themselves, resolve conflict, and … Continue reading

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