July 2011

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  • Praise and Children: Building Real Self-Esteem

    Can praising kids be a bad thing? Not as long as we remember a couple of helpful strategies. Check out this video we did with our local TV station to demonstrate the power of praise:
  • Kids Need Parents and Teachers on the Same Page

    “I don’t give some kids Cs or Ds any more,” a high school teacher told me after I had just concluded a workshop.

    “Why?” I asked, assuming that I would hear how tired she was of arguing with a few chronically griping kids. However I learned that it wasn't the students causing her the grief.

    “I don’t want to fight with the parents...