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Relational Aggression in Elementary School: The Search for the Power Between

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Some days I find “Notes to the Counselor” scrawled on recycled scraps of paper and stuffed into a box outside my office. These notes, usually authored by girls, hold genuine pain that graphite cannot contain: … Continue reading

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Supporting Nonbinary and Transgender Children

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way So much of childhood is defined by gender. Relatives buy “girl” or “boy” toys for birthdays and holidays. Haircuts, clothes, and favorite games … Continue reading

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#PleaseNotThemToo: Talking to Young Children About the #MeToo Movement

By Allison Wedell Schumacher It’s such an old song. If you’re a woman you can probably sing it with me: A man steps onto the escalator behind a female colleague and me. He stands uncomfortably close to me, but when … Continue reading

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Tips for Tackling Tough Conversations with Students

By Barbara Gruener It’s that time of year again—springtime, when students in your school family seem to know each other so well that they’re squabbling worse than siblings do, which means it might be time to don that helmet and … Continue reading

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Talking with Kids About Touching Safety

By Allison Wedell Schumacher As a parent, the last thing I want is my child coming to me, teary-eyed and shaking, and telling me that someone has touched her inappropriately or raped her. I worry I would fall apart—maybe not … Continue reading

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