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Again

“Again!” He pushes the book back into my hands. “Again, Ms. Sylvan, AGAIN!” We’ve read this one four times already today. “We’ve read this one so many times! Would you like to pick a different one this time?” “NO! THIS ONE! AGAIN!” Again. This one. Nothing else will do.     If you work with …Continue reading


Joy-Boosting Self-Talk

You can’t help but smile when you look at these faces filled with genuine joy!             According to the dictionary joy is “a feeling of great pleasure or happiness.”  Children are experts at experiencing joy, but what happens to us as we get older?  We are so filled with self-imposed expectations, …Continue reading




Lessons From Navy SEALs

Leigh Ann recently wrote about the work of Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist whose aim is to strengthen empathy and resilience in children.  While looking at Dr. Borba’s work I came across an interesting piece by her that had to do with helping children reduce stress and raise their level of empathy.  Borba actually …Continue reading