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Top 19 Posts of 2019

Before we jump into a new year of fantastic advice on the Free Spirit Publishing blog, let’s celebrate the top posts from 2019! We rounded up our most popular posts this year for your (re)reading pleasure. Got a favorite we … Continue reading

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Guided Group Discussion to Help Gifted Teens Develop Healthy Relationships

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of Get Gifted Students Talking: 76 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) “Being known” offered protection for many participants in a national study of bullying of and by gifted … Continue reading

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Enter to Win The Struggle to Be Strong PLUS the Leader’s Guide!

This month we are giving away The Struggle to Be Strong along with A Leader’s Guide to The Struggle to Be Strong. This collection of thirty true stories by teens will help readers discover they’re not alone in facing life’s … Continue reading

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The 3 Rs of Supporting Grieving Teens

By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., author of When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Updated 3rd Edition) Helping teens grieving the death of a friend is one of the most difficult tasks one must face. … Continue reading

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Advocating for Small-Group Discussions at Your School

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) It was just a hunch. When I was tasked with creating a program for … Continue reading

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