Five Reasons to Smile

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Need a free and effortless mood lifter? What if there was one simple thing that you could do repeatedly, that would life your mood and the mood of everyone around you, teachers and kids alike? And what if that one thing was so simple it took no extra energy or effort? What if it was…

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The anxious child and an antidote to stress

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An Antidote to Being Stressed  Out Kids who are too anxious to go to school. Kids who worry that they will get sick. Kids who anticipate that something bad will happen to them. Kids who feel like they never measure up. We all experience stress in its many forms. Sonia Lupien at the Centre for Studies…

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Are Kids Less Disciplined than Ever?

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Kids and Discipline If you have any connection to the educational system as I do, it’s not unusual to hear teachers complain that children today are much harder to teach than in years past. In fact, the job of the teacher has become so difficult that the average length of time that new teachers stay…

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