When kids understand the difference between tattling or snitching and reporting it helps them feel safe to report unsafe situations.
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.)…
I’ve been inspired lately to learn about compassion. Not just compassion for our “tribe,” which comes pretty naturally, but for those not in our tribe. It’s not easy to find compassion for people that we don’t like, that we don’t agree with or that behave in difficult ways.
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? What about your child? Knowing your natural tendencies and those of your family will help you better understand and support your loved ones.
Many homes are filled with name calling, fighting, blaming and other forms of disrespect. Here are three ways to create a respectful home.
Validation means letting kids share their thoughts and feelings without judging or criticizing them. It means that you understand what your child feels is real to her. And it’ a powerful parenting too.
Imagine being a tween or teenager today. Every day you’re bombarded with selfies and images that are edited to perfection.
It takes Herculean inner-strength not to constantly compare yourself to others!
Did you know that adults spend an average of 49 days a year looking at their phones? And that we unlock our phones an average of 80 times per day?
Teachers: Thank you for the vital role you play in the lives of our children, so much of it unseen and unrecognized.
There’s scientific evidence that healthy relationships are foundational to a healthy life. This article shares four skills that support healthy relationships and help families thrive.