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Jan Pierce, M.Ed.

The 10 Commandments of Back to School

A retired teacher’s advice on how to make the most of a new school year The first few days of school are important ones for children. Meet and greets, new rules and expectations, a few queasy tummies — they’re all part of getting a new year underway. For parents, it’s a time for fresh starts too, sometimes burdened with a …

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All the Feels: Helping Children Identify and Manage Their Tough Emotions

We’ve all been there. Your 3-year-old has a meltdown in the middle of the grocery checkout line or you become beyond exasperated when your eldest clobbers your youngest for no apparent reason. Feelings. They push us to our limits. They’re big and seem to come out of nowhere at times. We realize we have difficulty managing our own emotions, so …

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