Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lessons in Kindness Can Also Help Lessen Bullying

Years ago before I had kids, I worked at a college counseling center as one of my internships on the way to becoming a clinical psychologist.  The following year I interned at a mental health center which served many similar … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Persistence

All three of our kids play soccer on local teams.  Early on Todd and I chose soccer as a sport to start with in our family mostly because it requires you to run hard.  With three active kids living in … Continue reading

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Adding Joy

I’ve read in a number of places that if you want to rediscover the things you truly love to do, recall what you loved to do as a 10 or 11 year-old. At this age I was doing a lot … Continue reading

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Starting at a New School

My friend Maria is moving her second grade daughter, Tina, to a new school next year.  She thinks this school will be a better fit for Tina in the long run, but she’s worried about how Tina’s transition will go. … Continue reading

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Negotiating with Kids

My sister’s favorite class at business school was a negotiation course taught by a guy named Stuart Diamond.  She said one of the lessons she gleaned from his class was never to give up on a negotiation.  There’s always a … Continue reading

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