The Burnout Cure: Seven Tips

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How to take back control in your life Are you overwhelmed? Overworked? Over-committed? All of the above?  So many school counselors would describe themselves as burned out not fired up. Days are characterized by TOO MUCH. There is too much to do at school. Kids are more needy than ever. Teachers are on their last…

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3 Ways to Help Children Develop Resilience

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3 Ways to Help Children Develop Resilience What does a child do when faced with a challenging situation? Give Up Find an adult to fix the problem Attempt to solve the problem What is resilience?  It is the ability to recover from difficulties. What are the key factors in developing resilience?  Here’s what we know…

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A simple and fun way for kids to set goals

Kids Dream Big

Kids and Vision Boards If there is one activity that is always a hit with kids, it’s creating a vision board.  I’ve used vision boards as a way to create focus for kids around different topics such as goal setting or determining an intention for the next season. In a previous post, I talked about the…

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5 simple fun steps to teach goal setting for 2022

Kids Dream Big

Kids and Vision Boards If there is one activity that is always a hit with kids, it’s creating a vision board. It’s fun, simple and creative. I’ve used vision boards as a way to create focus for kids around different topics such as goal setting or determining an intention for the new year ahead. Here’s how:…

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What is holding you back?

 Three Mindsets that Keep You Stuck One of my favorite books is Who Moved My Cheese?  by Spencer Johnson.  I especially like the children’s version with it’s colorful pictures and clever text. As a school counselor, I read the story in classrooms and discussed the behavior of the four characters with children. I’ve also loaned…

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