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January 17, 2021

Opioids 

    Since the onslaught of COVID-19, the U.S. has seen unprecedented changes, particularly in the rise of opioid use. At least 30 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortalities or […]
January 16, 2021

The Health Benefits of Saying Sorry 

  It is important we show our children how to apologize, and that an apology doesn’t mean they’re weak, but rather that they value the relationship and they don’t want to […]
January 15, 2021

Teens, Stress and Risk-Taking Behaviors 

    The image of reckless teens may be glorified on social media, TV and in films, but in real life, teens’ impulsive behavior isn’t funny or glamorous. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause […]
January 14, 2021

Clean Break

If you were to ask any high school or college student what the highlight of their school year is, the answer is sure to be spring […]
January 13, 2021

Bullying vs. Teasing: What’s the Difference? 

  As teachers and parents, we’ve heard the dreaded cry, “But they are bullying me!” It’s important that we take these cries seriously. In 2019, the National Center for Educational Statistics […]
January 12, 2021

Teach Online Accountability to Your Child 

  As kids head back to school, this is a great time to talk about the importance of digital citizenship. What children do online and how […]
January 11, 2021

The Power of ‘I’m Sorry

  “Apologize to your little sister.”  “No! I had it first!”   “Sweetheart, it’s her favorite toy and I saw you grab from her—now please go say […]
January 4, 2021

Bullying: What Lies Beneath

Bullying has taken on such a strong label.  When I was a kid, it was called someone being mean to me or vice versa. The difference […]
January 1, 2021

The Anatomy of Addiction

Alcohol: The Anatomy of Addiction   It’s everywhere—at family birthdays and holiday parties, sporting events and at dinner tables across the country. Society’s message is clear: […]
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