A school counselor resource of puppet and 8 picture books.

Social Emotional Learning Resource Kit Are you committed to teaching lessons that nurture young leaders, but exhausted with researching and creating weekly lessons that matter? Do you have a packed calendar of lessons and groups to complete but are you running out of creative ideas to make the lessons happen? Wyatt and I can help!…

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girl crying

How to help kids cope with grief Loss and grief are always difficult emotions for everyone, adults and children alike.  As school counselors, we are in an especially challenging position since we are expected to be a resource to others while we can be equally affected and emotional about the situation. When faced with the…

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Should you stop teaching rules? Are you a parent who feels like you are constantly correcting your child? Are you a teacher who feels like you are constantly correcting your students? Do you feel that you are redirecting and repeating behavior rules all the time? Guess what? You probably are.  In fact, research shows that…

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two girls and ideas

Teach Lessons that Change Behavior Back in the day when I was teaching lessons to children regularly as a school counselor, I was always trying to determine the best way to engage children in the lesson as well as make sure that they could actually learn and remember it later.  Lucky for educators and parents…

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How to help kids cope with failure I’ve written a lot of posts on how to handle failure.  There are several of reasons for this.   As a kid, I don’t know that anyone ever helped me understand the role that failure plays in growing, improving and becoming your best self. I just figured out…

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mom and son

Six Steps to Problem Solving When I designed the Wyatt book series, eight years ago, my goal was to teach children to be better problem solvers. As a school counselor in an elementary school, I spent most of my time helping kids solve problems. I didn’t want to just tell them what to do, but…

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kids inspire

How to create your best school year ever School in 2020 is definitely a new adventure. Some schools are virtual. Others are meeting as usual but with many new procedures in place to keep students and staff safe and healthy.  Despite the changes and uncertainty around us, what can we do to get off to…

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