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Bullying prevention is perhaps more important than ever in today’s digital era, where cyberbullying in particular is a major source of stress for kids and parents as well as school administrators . Bullying in all its forms should be taken…
College can be an exciting time, however it does come with significant and abrupt changes to daily life and routine. Some students settle in just fine after an initial adjustment period, while others may struggle with acclimating to their new…
Middle school is more academically rigorous than elementary school. Homework becomes more intense and may take a couple hours each night. Teens may need extra support in the beginning of the year as they learn to make this adjustment. Parents, you…
As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a community shooting at a school or elsewhere. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what ages your…
As summer approaches, it’s not uncommon to hear friends talking about how they “love to travel.” However, most people don’t really love the process of traveling to a vacation destination—especially if there are children involved! Most of us…
Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk…
In a world where violence and cruelty seem to be common and almost acceptable, many parents wonder what they can do to help their children to become kinder and gentler—to develop a sense of caring and compassion for others. Raising kids who care…
Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Despite a common belief that only teens and adults die by suicide, younger children can also be at risk….
Spring is finally here! Baseball and soccer are underway at nearly every school and college, bringing an increased risk of concussions and brain injuries among young players. The term “concussion” is synonymous with mild traumatic brain…
Schools and therapists teach mindfulness skills to children because of the many positive emotional, social and intellectual benefits. But what exactly is mindfulness, and why does it matter for kids? Mindfulness is the ability to focus your mind on…

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