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How Your Kid Really Wants You to Behave on the Sidelines

“Parents assume we know how our kids want us to act. But it’s actually a lot more nuanced and complex than parents think.”

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What Your Child Needs to Know before Kindergarten

Supporting your child with self-care, social, and self-advocacy skills will help her to be successful in kindergarten. The rest of them? They can wait.

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Parents, Watch for These Signs of Stress at Back-to-School Time

Identifying and getting rid of emotional baggage from the past can help kids return to school happy and ready to learn.

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How to Talk to Your Child About Emotional Health

Talking to your children about their emotional health can be a daunting subject. Here are some guidelines to help you talk to your children about emotional health at every age.

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4 Tips to Help Welcome Peers with Disabilities

A few of my top tips to welcoming others who may be differently abled into your home.

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4 Simple & Super Fun Ways to Teach Your Preschooler Counting & Numbers

Feeling anxious about getting your preschooler ready for kindergarten? Fret not, parents.

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2 Quick Tips We Use with Our Students to Inspire Classroom Confidence

Tips from a #SpokeContributor to help ease your kiddos into a new classroom setting. 

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5 Tips to Get the Kids Ready for Summer Break

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Summer means different things to different kids. For some, it means sleeping in until 9:30 and then heading out to play with friends. For others, it means the fun of camp. For still others, it means practicing some…

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Coping With the Back to School Blues: 9 Tips for Students and Parents

The beginning of the school year brings up a range of feelings for students of all ages. There is the promise of a fresh start: new notebooks, pencils and crayons, different teachers and classmates. Some kids are eager to see…

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Kindergarten, Ready or Not Here We Come

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“Mark, we’re here,” as I looked into the back seat of my car I saw his shining smile. He unbuckled his seat belt, reached down grabbed his shoes, put them on and said mom can I put…

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