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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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Is Your Child Being Bullied? Here Are a Few Ways to Tell

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “Mommy, do you think Alex will like this dress?” It seemed an odd question—my four-year-old daughter had yet to show interest in anyone’s opinion about her clothes (including mine). Then again, she had been talking about … Continue reading

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Teaching Communication Skills to Elementary Students

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW What is communication, and why is it important? From a very basic standpoint, most people have a natural human desire to communicate. But communication can be a complex topic. So while I promise to discuss … Continue reading

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27 Tips for Initiating and Sustaining Genuine Conversations with Teens

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them: Ready-to-Use Discussions on Stress, Identity, Feelings, Relationships, Family, and the Future Because teens sometimes seem umbilically connected to technology that allows rapid, physically engaged communication, … Continue reading

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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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