excited kids

Four Tips for Developing Resilience in Kids It is a rare individual who does not encounter  disappointments and difficulties during their childhood years.  In my twenty years as a school counselor, I counseled children in coping with their parent’s divorce, the death of a beloved grandparent and rejection by peers.  While some children adjust to…

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Are you afraid of failure… or success? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? What if you deliberately chose to take a path in life where you knew there was a good chance you would fail? Would you steer clear of the challenge?  say bring it on?  start strong and then give…

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frustrated girl

A student in PE is playing a game and misses the ball. She stomps off the field, tears in her eyes. While doing an assignment, a student can’t figure out the answer to a math problem. He crumples up his entire paper in frustration and slams the book closed.  Not a chance of re-directing or…

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choose failure or success

Are failure and success related? He won’t do any work in class. She never turns in homework. She is capable, but doesn’t work up to her potential… If you have been  an educator for any length of time, you’ve had a child like this in your classroom. You’ve tried every strategy that you can think…

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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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The Secret to Success:  Massive Failure Success is a word that is discussed and thrown around a lot.  Failure?  Not so much. Teachers focus on making sure students are successful.  Businesses set  and work to achieve goals in order to be successful.  Everyone wants to be successful in their career, family life, social life and even…

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