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Beseke,Steve_hs

When Steve Beseke was born with cerebral palsy in the 1960s, his parents had to fight for him to have the same opportunities typically developing children had in school and in life. And they had to make special efforts to help their son develop the perseverance, persistence and patience (what Steve now calls the three…

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Carlson,Nancy_hs

Many children today struggle with ADHD – and their parents and teachers along with them. But even if your child doesn’t have a diagnosable attention problem, at times you may find yourself frustrated that your child’s mind seems to wander just when you’re trying to give him or her important instructions. Celebrated children’s author and…

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KARE_perfectionist

Both adults and children often struggle with perfectionism, beating themselves up over every mistake and becoming frustrated when they can’t do something well right from the start. Although it’s fine to strive for excellence in the important things in life, perfectionism can rob us of joy and a zest for life. But there are things…

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Lampert,Jillian_hs

From the earliest years of life, our children are bombarded with societal messages that can undermine their appreciation of their bodies and their understanding of what healthy living really means. Although it’s challenging to try to counter powerful media messages and social forces, we can do it with persistence and the right information to guide…

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Carlson,Stephanie_hs

What researchers call “executive function” and most parents call “self-control” encompasses everything from paying attention in class to resisting the impulse to punch someone who gets in your space to managing frustration with a difficult project. However it shows up in daily life, executive function is key to school success and positive relationships. So how…

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