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Moving Beyond Happy, Mad, and Sad

“Terrible Twos.  Threenagers.  Fearsome Fours.”  Those last two were new terms to me, but they do accurately describe how young children behave as they learn to regulate their own emotions. MindShift shared five strategies for helping children understand and discuss

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Taming Aggressive Behaviors and Teaching Self-Control

“Don’t hit, Bryan”. “It’s not your turn just now”. “Please follow directions”. “Grace, stay in line”. “Remember to raise your hand, Tamir”. Do any of these sound familiar?  If they do, you are probably looking for some ideas for helping

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Three Professional Books About Play

Free play has gained a lot of attention lately.  I’ve read about it in several places (here, here, here, here, and here).  Documentary films have been made about it, the CDC has called attention to its health benefits, and psychologists

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