3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Three silly, playing kids

Make the Most of Summer Memories Quote on Facebook: Educators don’t have 3 months of summer vacation…they are in 3 months of recovery! What can you do to make sure that summer is a time of renewal not just more of the same frenetic, stressful school year pace. Here’s a tip: Make the most of…

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7 ways to help a perfectionistic child

Child drawing on the easel.

How can you help a perfectionist child? Is your child a perfectionist? Do they put more pressure on themselves to succeed than you do? Does he become hysterical when he misses one question on a test or doesn’t make the highest grade? Does she collapse into tears when she strikes out at bat or misses…

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Create success with organizational skills

Pupils In Class Using Digital Tablet With Teacher

Organization is the Key Parents, educators and school counselors can directly impact children’s success in school and ultimately in life, by spending time teaching organizational skills.  Not only does this teach some useful skills but it directly impacts the brain by establishing good habits. Here are a number of ways to help children (as well…

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Teaching Empathy

Twin sisters on Wooden pier

It’s not all about ME! Why Empathy Matters What do you envision as the foundation of your classroom culture? your family culture? Is it all about me and what I want? Making the best grades. Having the most friends. Winning, Scoring, Getting to the head of the line… I doubt that is what you envisioned,…

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Wyatt the Wonder Dog School Counselor Resource Kit

Wyatt School Kit

Wyatt the Wonder Dog School Counselor Resource Kit You asked for it and we’ve put it together for you… Wyatt and I have been working really hard on a brand new product: Here it is: A Wyatt the Wonder Dog Kit that will take you all the way through the entire school year with lesson plans, stories to…

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How do you change a child’s behavior?

kids in the school, classroom

Changing a Child’s Behavior As a retired school counselor, I often answer questions on various forums about children and behavior.  A question that comes up repeatedly for all ages and in various forms is how to motivate children and create change. Educators wonder how to get children to apply themselves and care about learning the…

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