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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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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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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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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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