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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - June 12 - June 18, 2017 [In case you missed some posts.]

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An easy introduction for kids to learn is, "Hello, I'm Blake, what's your name?" The other responds with, "I'm Jake, it's nice to meet you." Then they can start talking by asking how they are, what class they're in, or what sports they like. #SOCIALSKILLSFORKIDS #BULLYINGPREVENTIONTIPS #ANTIBULLYING


Hello from Tanner, My friend Rosie thinks she is the restaurant police. She has lots of rules for restaurant eating, including being quiet and polite, and no running around. She really hates when kids are on their cell phones when someone is paying for their meal out. I think she is right about these things. What do you think? #TANNERSTUESDAYTIPS #STOPBULLYING #BECOOLKINDKIDS



Cool Kind Kid Challengers…Know that they go to school to get an education and to be successful and happy in life. #BECOOLKINDKIDS #SOCIALSKILLSFORKIDS #ANTIBULLYING


In honor of Father's Day I'd like you to meet my Dad, Ty. Sadly he passed away two years ago. I like to remember him on Father's Day. I hope that you do something nice for your Dad on this special day. #SOCIALSKILLSFORKIDS #OLIVERSTIPSFORKIDS #ANTIBULLYING


Suicide is the leading cause of death among 10-14 year-olds. Approximately 30% of these cases are related to bullying.

Bullying and How it Affects Friendships

With bullying being the #2 epidemic in the US today, I'm wondering what affect it has had on friendships. Are kids getting along better or worse?  Are they more tolerant of others and their behavior or not?  Are they aware of the need for kindness and empathy in their relationships with peers?  These are questions [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - May 29 - June 4, 2017 [In case you missed some posts.]

SOCIAL SKILLS TIPS FROM BARBARATeach your kids early to meet and greet friends who come to visit. Even a three-year-old can shake hands; one, two, three shakes, no more. Remind them to stand, look the person in the eye, smile and speak clearly. This early training gives [...]

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Why we Need Manners and Social Skills Training for our Children

Bullying is our number 2 epidemic.  It is starting in preschool, as young as age three.  Our children are going to daycare, preschool, and other babysitting or learning environments at younger ages than in previous generations.  Many are not going into these places with the social skills they need to get along with other children. [...]

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How Rude are we Today?

Our rudeness and incivility is a key factor in bullying today.  In fact, the 'bullying cycle' is now widely believed to begin with rudeness or incivility, grow into bullying, and then often escalate into violence.  The challenge is addressing the problem at the beginning of the cycle, or the rudeness, which is the easiest place [...]

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6 More Social Skills Tips for the New Year

Here are some more SOCIAL SKILLS tips to help you help your children learn ways to think, act, and behave that will enable them to get along well with others. Another benefit is these skills will better prepare them for BULLYING PREVENTION. 1. When we GIVE ENCOURAGEMENT to a child for a job well done, a chore completed, a kind [...]

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5 Social Skills Tips for the New Year

Happy New Year! As we begin 2017, one important focus is to be on helping our children get along better with one another.  Another important focus is to provide them with some tools to help them reject bullying. There are many things that you can do to encourage your kids to have GOOD MANNERS and SOCIAL SKILLS.  These [...]

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New Year, New Awareness

While cleaning out some files recently, I found an article I had written in 2003. When I read it again, I realized it had application for today. The original article was entitled "Have our Manners Disappeared?" Some of it is paraphrased here. What did we bring with us as we crossed over into 2000? Many great [...]

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Gifts and Thank You Notes - Always a Dilemma

Gifts and Thank You Notes - Always a DilemmaWe are now in the midst of the biggest gift giving season of the year. We are all excited about being able to give a special gift, carefully selected for someone. And, we are all excited about receiving something special as well. But nothing matches the excitement we see on our [...]

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Holiday Hoopla

Holiday HooplaHolidays are a great time for getting together with family and friends. They remind us about caring for others, doing acts of kindness, and perhaps showing a bit more compassion than we normally would. They are also the most stressful time of the year. To keep the stress at a minimum, it can be helpful to [...]

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