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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - December 11 - December 17, 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

SOCIAL SKILLS TIPS BY BARBARA To keep this month as stress-free as possible, enlist your kids to help more than normally. There are so many ways that they can help that will take the pressure off the parents. If they like to eat cookies, train them that eating [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - December 4 - December 10, 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

[Sorry I have been slacking on keeping up with these.  I will do better in 2018!]SOCIAL SKILLS TIPS BY BARBARA December is a month of holidays for most of us. Those are usually family times. Start early in the month to plan for activities, shopping, special meals, etc. [...]

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Guest Blog Post from Tina Nocera, Parental Wisdom and OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

Holiday Tips for GrieversGuest Blog Post from OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center‘Tis the season to be merry but for grievers the holidays are fraught with emotions and decision making may be complicated. There are memories of holidays past and concerns about how to spend the holidays this year. Here are some suggestions for grievers, keeping [...]

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It's "Cool" to live The Golden Rule [story 2]

It’s “Cool” to Live The Golden RuleHello, again! My grandson, Tanner, has brought some friends today. When Tanner told his friends about our conversation last time, about how to be “cool” and “kind,” they all wanted to be part of the group. I introduced myself to Francie, Rudy, Carmen, Nicole, Stephen, and Mario. I gave [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - November 13, 2017 - November 19, 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

ANTI-BULLYING TIPS BY BARBARA Many people think that kids pushing and shoving like this is normal 'kids being kids' behavior. But in today's world, if this type of behavior is ongoing, repetitive, and hurtful, then it is bullying, and it needs to be addressed. Granted, [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

ANTI-BULLYING TIPS FROM BARBARA Now that the official National Bullying Prevention Month is over, let's commit to keeping the momentum going. Encourage your kids and students to be vigilant about reporting bullying they see. Help them to recognize that reporting isn't tattling. Ask them each day what [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - October 30, 2017 - November, 5 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

ANTI-BULLYING TIPS FROM BARBARA Now that National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month officially is over, let's see where we go from here. It seems silly and non-productive to just concentrate on this epidemic sized problem during only one month of the year. Rather, we should be focusing our [...]

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You Can be a Cool Kind Kid Series - 1 - What is a "Cool Kind Kid?"

What is a “Cool Kind Kid?”Hi, boys and girls! My name is Barbara Gilmour, and this story is about being a Cool Kind Kid. Do you know what a Cool Kind Kid is? Would you like to find out? The Cool Kind Kid story starts with my grandson, Tanner. When Tanner was nine, he talked [...]

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​GUEST BLOG POST by Laura Pearson

Adolescent Anxiety – How to Help Parents and Teens CopeTeens who experience regular anxiety attacks are unusually physiologically sensitive to external stimuli, experts say. When you’re the parent of an anxiety-prone teen, you have to teach your child that anxiety attacks will happen—no matter what—despite his or her wishes that they not occur. Usually, it’s difficult for children of this age [...]

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FACEBOOK POST REVIEW - October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017 [In case you missed a few.]

ANTI-BULLYING TIPS FROM BARBARA In this last week of National Bullying Prevention Month, I want to stress how easy it is for a child to be hurt by bullying, all while under the watchful eye of a teacher, coach or parent. Often the victim is too afraid to let [...]

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