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Perfectionism: 8 Tools for Parents with Kids Afraid to Fail

You know the pain. You, whose daughter is nauseated, hunched over the toilet. She’s worried sick that she won’t recall each of the facts she memorized for her history test today, a subject in which…

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Help Kids Fail Better

I grew up in Chicago, and in my household (like in many at the time) we watched every single Chicago Bulls basketball game. I have a vivid memory of my parents hosting a party for…

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10 Reasons We Worry About Teens on Social Media (And Some Reasons We Shouldn’t)

Parents, in increasing numbers, are concerned about their teens’ use of social media. With countless news stories, books, and articles detailing its hazards, noise on the topic can make it hard for anyone to understand…

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The Hidden, Episode 1: A Melancholy

Introverts have incredible strengths. We wanted to give you a tool to explore and discuss those strengths with kids in a way that’s engaging. The result? A 5-part series called The Hidden. Listen to the…

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13 Reasons Why Not (Original Song)

[twocol_one]A smile… The sand on your feet… The sun on your face… A song… The taste of chocolate… That friend who was there…[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] [divider] These “small” things are the stuff of life. They are…

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Meditation Stories: All Emotions Have Purpose

In this story, Mr. Diddlydoo is upset with his cousin, Mr. Muddlebug. Feeling bad feels bad to Mr. Diddlydoo. In comes Spiritus to help Mr. Diddlydoo process his feelings by traveling back to the 13th…

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Affirmations to Bust Test Anxiety

The sun has set and twenty little fingers and toes snuggle comfortably under the sheets. This is the scene in my home each night as I lie down with my three-year-old son and four-year-old daughter before…

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A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated)

Kids have anxious thoughts all the time… “I’m going to fail math and never get into college.” “I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it.” “What if I don’t get asked…

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