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Schools Can Try These 12 Strategies to Help Children with Separation Anxiety

In Anxiety/Depression, Counselors, Educators, Social-Emotional by Rachel Wise

This article is a follow up from my first article: Strategies for Parents to Help Their Child with Separation Anxiety. The intro is the same, but as you go further down the article, you will see strategies for schools to use to help children with separation anxiety. What is Separation Anxiety Disorder? According the the American Psychiatric Association, a person with …

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Social-Emotional Sign Language Curriculum Can Benefit All Children

In Counselors, Educational Games and Programs, Educators, Learning Programs, Social-Emotional, Special Education, Sponsored Posts by Rachel WiseLeave a Comment

Emma and Egor started producing soclall-emotional sign language resources for all children in 2017. They originally created the books for Emma’s daughter who has a hearing impairment. These tools can be helpful for children with and without hearing impairments. May be helpful for children with variety of special needs.

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Tips to Help a Child Not Be Alone at Recess or in the Cafeteria

In Bullying, Counselors, Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Social Skills, Social-Emotional by Rachel Wise

If you are an educator and you see that a child is constantly alone at recess or lunch, call a meeting, come up with a plan, do something to help that child. Research supports the notion that there are strategies we can use to help a child not be alone at recess, such as more structured play time, incorporating more …

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3 Therapeutic Benefits of Beading for Children

In Counselors, Educators, Parents, Social-Emotional, Special Education by Rachel Shai

The art of beading is about so much more than creating beautiful pieces of jewelry or home décor. In addition to being an enjoyable hobby that is appropriate for people of all ages, beading has therapeutic benefits. Bead therapy is used in hospitals, clinics and other settings to help both kids and adults in numerous ways. While crafts like beading …

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How Do Positive Role Models Affect Our Youth and Communities?

In Behavior Support, Counselors, Parents, Social Skills, Social-Emotional by Rachel Wise

Research findings indicate that adolescents who can identify a positive role model in their lives have higher grades and self-esteem than those who can’t, particularly when the youth knows their role model on a personal level. Positive role models are also shown to decrease a youth’s potential for risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse, sexual intercourse, and violence. …