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Understanding Your Kid’s Social World

  • Social/Emotional Kids Activities (FREE)
    Social/Emotional activities and experiences help kids develop skills to better understand their world and connect with others. These downloadable activities open the door for conversations about emotions, conflict resolution, self-care as well as friendship.
  • Tattling vs. Reporting – Helping Kids Understand the Difference
    When kids understand the difference between tattling or snitching and reporting it helps them feel safe to report unsafe situations.
  • The Surprising Reasons Middle School Students Start Dating
    Over the past year, I’ve been talking with tweens and teens to gather research for my next book, which explores the weird stuff that happens in middle school. I’m amazed by the honesty of students and their understanding of the underlying reasons driving social behaviors. (such as cliques, gossip, chasing popularity, etc.)…

Family Dinner Topics

  • Family Dinner Topic: What’s on your post-quarantine bucket list?
    As we sat around our dinner table last night, I posed this question to my family: “What’s at the top of your post-quarantine bucket list?” The responses were heartfelt and simple: “Hang out with friends and neighbors, eat at a favorite restaurant, go to the library, walk to the ice cream shop, get back to a sports practice or fitness routine. It’s only been a few weeks, but the nostalgia for these regular activities was apparent.
  • Family Dinner Question: How Can We Make This An Awesome Summer?
    During family dinner, I asked: “How can we make this an awesome summer?” The responses were a reminder that my kids still love family time.
  • Family Dinner Topic: What Inspires You?
    At dinner the other night, I asked this question to learn more about my family’s passions: What Inspires You?
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