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How to Discuss Hot-Button Issues in the Classroom with Tolerance and Poise

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of How (and Why) to Get Students Talking: 78 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) Each year, at the first three-hour meeting of an introductory counseling course, I included … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Encourage Positive Food and Body Conversations Through the New Year’s Resolution Diet-Talk Onslaught

By Liz Bergren As the clock winds down toward 2019, many of us start to finalize our New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions can be anything we want them to be—spend more time with family, spend more time in nature, volunteer, … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: How to Bring Social-Emotional Learning to Snack Time in Your Early Childhood Classroom

By Molly Breen Sharing food and conversation go hand in hand: As humans we are, in some ways, hardwired to do these things together. In hunter-gatherer clans, extended families and communities would assemble to share food and, presumably, conversation as … Continue reading

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Worries Are Not Forever: How to Recognize and Soothe Anxiety in Young Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Worries Are Not Forever When I tell parents and teachers the title of my new children’s book, Worries Are Not Forever, they often say something like, “I need that immediately” or “Do you have one … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Learn from Conflict

By Lauren Murphy Payne. MSW, LCSW, author of We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices and Just Because I Am: A Child’s Book of Affirmation Conflict is a part of life. Actually, it is an important part of … Continue reading

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