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Hermione Hippo by Kathleen Jacoby

Hermione Hippo was very shy, partially because of her name. She was always teased by the other little hippos in her class because her name was not the same as everyone else’s. Patty the Panther, and Danny the Deer would make faces and say things under their breath when they didn’t think Hermione could hear. [...]

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Can I Have a Little R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Please? By Brenna Smith

As humans, we are hard-wired for connectedness and have a natural instinct to want to experience both being respected and also being respectful. It’s a dynamic flow- a certain way of being that allows us to be heard and seen within our respective circles of life be it relationship, work, family, and community. Respect is [...]

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Stop Shoulding on Your Children by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

It’s usually possible to make a strong case that your child should have done something—or done something different—in a particular situation. So what? There is no point in laying blame for what “should have” been done but wasn’t. The useful question is not whether the “right” thing was done, but what action is appropriate given [...]

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Sleep and the ASD Child By Bill Nason

Bill Nason is Moderator of the excellent  "Autism Discussion Page" on Facebook. Excerpted from The Autism Discussion Page on the Core Challenges of Autism: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent Difficulty sleeping is a very common problem with children on the spectrum. As many as 50% of children on [...]

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Bullying: A Different Perspective & How We Can Be a Part of the Solution  by Tisha Marina Bernard

 Somebody asked me the other day, “What is wrong with kids these days?” They had seen on the news a story about some kids relentlessly bullying another kid on the school bus. As an educator, I get asked this question a lot. I work with an organization called Safe School Ambassadors as a Bully Prevention Specialist [...]

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Are Your Children Being Deprived? Take the Test by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

Some parents give their children designer clothes, foreign trips and a personal TV. Others give them attention and experiences and hold them accountable for their actions. What do your children get? Are you unknowingly depriving your children of important lessons and learnings? Find out here by taking the Deprived Child Test. See how you score. [...]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Lying By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

Jason Roberts listened to his son's explanation of the missing cookies and then called him a liar. Brenda Taylor thought her three-year-old's lies were cute, so she ignored them. Yee Chen told her daughter that if she told the truth this time, she would let it go. While all of these parents love their children [...]

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