Stress Free Morning Routines for Kids

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Stress Free Morning Routines Mom, where’s my lunch money? I can’t find my backpack! What happened to my homework?  If the dog didn’t eat it who did? Get in the car… Get.  in.  the.  CAR! Did the school bus just go by? It’s back to school here in Georgia. Have you established a morning routine…

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The Strong-Willed Child

mad boy

The Strong-Willed Child In a favorite comic strip, a little boy tells his Dad, “You’ll never be as smart as me Dad.  Back when God built your brain…he was using older technology.”  Pretty clever, huh?  Probably hits home for many adults who rely on younger children to tweak their websites, blog posts and download all…

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Celebrate Your Child’s Personality Style!

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Every personality style has strengths Why does he act like that? Why would she think like that? What’s wrong with her anyway? Have you ever said any of the above?  Don’t worry, we all have. One of the goals of understanding the four basic personality styles is to move from tolerating a personality style in…

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How to change bossy behavior in children

A feud between children

Changing bossy behavior Is your child strong willed? Do you have a strong willed student in your classroom? Determined Spirited In charge Self-reliant Competitive We can either embrace their strengths or spend our days in power struggles.  We can appreciate the value and leadership they can bring to any group or we can challenge their…

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Three surprising things NOT to say to kids

Happy mother talking to her son at home

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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Brain Research and the Benefits of Play

Happy children playing tug of war in the park.

Play and the Brain As chilly winter days transition into balmy spring time, children and adults both anticipate spending more time outdoors.  Unfortunately, the school environment doesn’t always cooperate with the onset of spring fever as students prepare for and take mandated tests or complete end of year projects.  Test anxiety and teacher stress is…

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