Back to school and structure: Six tips for getting organized

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In the fall, getting back to school, work and your regular routine may feel overwhelming. Making goals that are small, achievable, and practical can help you feel more structured and in control. Some helpful tips include: Use a calendar and/or day planner with everything for work, school, self-care, kids, etc., all in one place (perhaps color coded) Divide up large … Read More

When Delivering Praise Backfires

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A new study published in Child Development may have you questioning the way you provide praise to your children. You might be used to telling your child they did “an amazing job” or “that was terrific!” But the way you deliver praise might be impacting your child’s self-esteem. The study conducted by Brummelman and colleagues (Brummelman, Nelemans, Thomaes, & Orobio … Read More

Gifted

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I recently watched the movie Gifted on an airplane ride back from a conference. It is a heartwarming tale of a brilliant, young, first grader with advanced mathematical abilities. The movie opens with Mary reluctantly attending school for the first time, after being homeschooled by her uncle. After Mary demonstrates exceptional skills in class, her teacher discovers that Mary’s deceased … Read More