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Enter to win Tessie Tames Her Tongue!

We’re giving away copies of Tessie Tames Her Tongue to five lucky readers! Tessie’s constant talking gets her into trouble at home and school . . . until her counselor helps her learn to tame her tongue and listen as much … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Resolve Friendship Conflicts

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends A best friend is one of life’s greatest joys. Having somebody to hang out, talk over problems, play video games, or compete on the sports … Continue reading

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Using Poetry to Teach Social-Emotional Skills

By Judy Lalli, M.S., author of I Like Being Me After my father was a victim of a stroke in his late 80s, he could still recite poems he had learned as a child—some of them in a second language! … Continue reading

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Little Stranger in a Strange Land: Easing the Transition to Kindergarten

By Allison Wedell Schumacher You know by now that the little strangers we’ve been entrusted with don’t come with operating manuals. This is why I found myself holding my sobbing, brand-new kindergartner as I explained to her that yes, she … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids Stay Connected with Peers (Not Electronics!) in the Summer

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends Most kids look forward to summer vacation. After all, they’ve been working all year, and they’re ready for a break from getting up early, doing … Continue reading

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