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Today’s parents are often highly invested in reducing sources of friction in the life of their children. So much this is the case that there is a term for the type of parent who clears away the obstacles in their children’s lives: “lawnmower parents.” These parents harass teachers on their children’s behalf, negotiate second chances
There does not seem to be much of a question of if schools will re-open. They most certainly will. The question seems to be howschools will re-open. As a second resurgence of COVID-19 spreads across the country, with more than 3 Million people infected as of July 8th, and the highest 7-day average rate of
Typically, when I hear conversations about diversity people are talking about one of a couple of things: race, sexual orientation, or religion. Other less-commonly talked about attributes along which people differ include culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, education, geographic location, and even birthdays are assigned different astrological attributes. I happen to be a Taurus. Astrology
Last week we talked about how important community is on the prevention of negative peer pressure. We explored the idea that the friends and parents of a young person play a significant role in determining many of the negative behaviors that might be present in their lives. For example, we know that young people are
Young people are told all about the perils of peer pressure. Warnings abound regarding the nebulous yet omnipresent threat. And while I was told all about the importance of resisting the influences of my peers which were negative, I was not prepared for how inescapable the pull of that gravity would be. Peer pressure is
One of the most common questions we hear while teaching about bullying is why do young people bully? Every parent and teacher would like to understand how a child is capable of bullying others. Even the term “bully” and “victim” are labels that we use to attempt to stick the guilty party in the corner
The ultimate helpline. The Stand 4 Kind app gives schools, students, and parents
easy access to various tools and resources to ensure a safe and positive environment for all.