Book Specials and Book Packages

New Year Book Special Through January 25th!! Ready to go with the new year? Need some help getting lessons and the kiddos organized? Let me help! Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Being Organized   PLUS… The brand new Elementary School Counselor Book of Lesson Plans! All for $40- includes shipping The Elementary School Counselor’s…

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Three surprising things NOT to say to kids

Don’t worry, we’ve all said them… There are a lot of common phrases that we as parents and educators rattle off to kids without thinking much about the meaning that could be interpreted behind it. Some of them are things that we’ve even been told we should say.  Here are three things I bet you’ve said…

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Is being fair a bad idea?

What if being fair means everyone misses out? When was the last time you heard, “It’s not fair!” Do you struggle to be fair to the students in your classroom? Do you worry that you don’t give equal attention or time to your kids? What if being fair actually means that everyone misses out? The…

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Seven secrets to teach your child cooperation

Cooperation is a critical social skill Most parents and teachers would agree that cooperation is a critical skill for life success that requires communication, empathy and respect.  Even young children can begin to learn simple ways to cooperate. Learning to use teamwork at home and in the classroom will eventually serve children well as adults. How…

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How to Raise a Resilient Child

  The Positive Side to Challenging Situations What does your child do when faced with a challenging situation? Give Up Find an adult to fix the problem Attempt to solve the problem What is resilience?  It is the ability to recover from difficulties. What are the key factors in developing resilience?  Here’s what we know…

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Merry Christmas from Wyatt the Wonder Dog

  Merry Christmas! Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, Wyatt and friends were feeling quite grand. They’d learned quite a bit about it’s meaning you see— For the spirit of Christmas is generosity. Wyatt used to think Christmas was all about things; Presents and toys, electronics that ding. But now he…

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Gifts and the Five Love Languages

The Holidays and Gift Giving The holidays are almost upon us and as usual there is a lot of discussion about gifts. A big dilemma for me when my children were little was what to get  and how much to get. The lists they gave me seemed endless and constantly changing, depending on the current toy…

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