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Kids and the comparison trap Is there a student in your life that is a people pleaser? Are they always looking for  approval and recognition? Do they worry too much about fitting in? Do they complain that they have no friends? Do they have trouble taking initiative, even in situations where they have experience and…

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Kids and Creative Thinking In a world dominated by technology, creative thinking is at a premium. While we can find the answer to most any question just by googling it, one thing that computers can’t do is create new ideas, problem solve or design projects that are outside of the box.  It takes the creative…

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“Not Yet” and Changing Behavior As I visit schools and provide training in DISC personality style to staff and parents, I’m often asked, “Can you change your basic personality style or is it just hard-wired in?”  The exciting news in all areas of human development is that we can change and grow in many ways.…

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Why I appreciate you! It’s definitely been a school year to go down in history. When kids of this generation look back on the impact that current events have had on them, what do you think they will remember? Will it be the facts they learned, the tests they took or the grades they made?…

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Take the Drama out of Conflicts “He’s not following the rules!  He’s a cheater!” “She is being mean to me and my friends. She won’t include us in her club.” “She took my markers and lost them.  Now I don’t have any.” Some days it feels like all we do as educators and parents is…

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We all know people who have experienced tremendous challenges in their lives. Perhaps you are one of them. Sometimes it is a physical challenge, sometimes it is an environmental challenge and other times it is a mental challenge. After talking with someone about  their personal challenge, I always ask, “What is it that sustains you…

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