Weekend Reading | Oct. 21

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

How to Respond When Your Child is Disrespectful

If you are triggered by their disrespectful behavior, your brain goes into survival mode too. You are not able to think rationally. Your responses will either be filled with anger, yelling and punishment or you will shut down and give up.

Recess Is Not a Privilege

When it comes to recess and the importance of play and physical activity, too many schools ignore the current research. Instead of treating recess as an important, in fact crucial, part of a student’s day, some schools still act as if recess is a privilege bestowed on well-behaved, compliant students. They use recess as a bargaining tool and withhold it as a form of punishment.

The Art of Being Social: Conversation Tools

As parents, we recognize the importance of socializing our children. We understand the necessity of group learning and successful playdates. We hope our children are able to strengthen some of their acquaintance relationships into true friendships. Friendship building is a process.

 

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