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Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

By Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor, coauthors of Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar® Ah, the holidays! They’re meant to be a meaningful time of celebration, joy, family, and for some, a deepening of faith traditions. And yet, they … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Use Positive Self-Talk

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Believe it or not, one of my proudest parenting moments happened in the middle of the night when I was lying in bed. My daughter, who was about four years old at the time, had gotten … 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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Picture Success: How to Get Students Motivated

By Ron Shumsky, Psy.D., and Susan M. Islascox, M.A., coauthors of The Survival Guide for School Success When students are self-motivated, they have a better chance of staying focused and succeeding at school. How can we help students find this … Continue reading

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