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  • kids reading book to overcome fear
    Fear of the Dark
    15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears
      Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner w...
  • Positive Reinforcement
    The School Climate Solution
    Research shows that a socially-emotionally supportive setting is the solution to increasing student achievement. The School Climate Solution helps kids and adults master critical social-emotional skills, encourages student leadership, provide...
  • Teen girl standing at locker with cell phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?
    Should cell phones be allowed in school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but requi...
    Maya Cohen
  • The PBIS Team Handbook
    Positive Reinforcement
    The PBIS Team Handbook
    This helpful handbook provides solid, detailed guidelines for implementing and sustaining schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports. Full of engaging anecdotes from expert PBIS coaches, this comprehensive resource helps PBIS teams o...
  • Real Kids Real Stories Real Change
    Character
    Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change
    Inspire kids and teens to personal, community, and social action with this book of thirty true stories of young people overcoming adversity to achieve great things and make a difference around the world. Compelling, funny, inspiring, and poignant...
  • Real Kids Real Stories Real Character
    Character
    Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character
    this inspiring sequel spans the globe again with true accounts of ordinary kids showing extraordinary character. Thirty short inspirational stories are divided into six character traits (courage, creativity, kindness, persistence, resilience, and...
  • mom talking to daughter about difficult subject
    Death and Dying
    12 Children's Books That Help Explain Tragedies and Death
    It can be incredibly difficult to explain tragedy and death to a young child, and to help them cope. Whether your family is facing a personal loss of a family member or friend, or is struggling with the news of a community or national tragedy, ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • How Rude!
    Manners
    How Rude!
    Explaining etiquette from common courtesies to cell-phone smarts to classroom decorum, Alex J. Packer blends outrageous humor with sound advice as he guides readers and explains why manners and etiquette are important—because people who know ho...
  • Middle School Confidential: Be Confident in Who You Are!
    Transition to Middle School
    Be Confident in Who You Are
    This is the journey of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle—six students just trying to figure it all out in middle school. Be Confident in Who You Are follows these characters as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social...
  • The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention from Free Spirit Publishing
    Social and Emotional Development
    The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention
    The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. Presented in a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, it in...
  • Family Life
    Father/Daughter Relationships
    Should Father Bathe with Toddler Daughter?
    Read what our expert has to say to a father who has been bathing with his daughter. ...
  • Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School
    Positive Reinforcement
    Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School
    Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive and prosocial attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bull...
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Prep: People Are Different
    Kindergarten Prep: People Are Different Not only do people have different kinds of possessions, they also can look different. As your child heads off to kindergarten,she will most likely meet other children whose skin, hair, or eyes are differen...
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: People Have Different Things
    Kindergarten Prep: People Have Different Things Your child already knows that people need food to eat, a home to live in, and clothing to wear. These are the most basic of human needs, but not all people eat the same food, live in the same kinds...
  • Kids
    Interacting With People
    Dealing with Bad News Gracefully
    Dealing with Bad News Gracefully More often than we'd like to think, and often when we least expect it, people we know end up getting fired, going into bankruptcy, having accidents, getting indicted, and experiencing the death of a loved one....
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Three kindergarten boys playing with blocks and cars
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Spending Time With Friends
    Kindergarten Prep: Spending Time With FriendsFriendship is an important part of kindergarten success. Young children need to feel accepted by their peers and have the skills to play cooperatively, productively, and positively with others. What ...