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Sometimes the best thing you can say to your students is NO.

There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint! Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development  

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Early Math Education and the role of spatial reasoning

Understanding space and our place in the world is a key ingredient in childhood development. As our Imagination Playground blocks arrive for our students to design, build, deconstruct and recreate, our children will start to work, informally, through the design … Continue reading

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Raising Caring Kids… Harvard’s “Making Caring Common Initiative

As we try and model empathy and compassion for our students and children, we are faced with the task of working against a lot of what they are seeing and hearing in the popular culture, and even in the news … Continue reading

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How do we talk to our children about the election?

This has been a week of election chatter and deciding what and when to discuss with children .his remains a very useful resource. Common Sense Media: Kids and the Election 2016

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The question about errands…

I related to this blog post on so many levels. At Seven Hills, I have been talking to our parents about making their own learning visible, about letting children see their executive function in action. Growing up the oldest of … Continue reading

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Parenting Blues during the Middle School Years!

Parenting Blues during Middle School IN all my work with middle school families over twenty seven years in independent school, this is still a truism: when they are at their most variable and vulnerable, so are we… Thanks, Mary Murphy, … Continue reading

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Helping children thrive by coaching their parents… interesting results

Coaching Parents over time has great impact on students’ development This study reinforces the notion that parents can have a profound impact when they actively engage their children…    

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