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make friends guest Camie Christensen

At every age, children vary greatly in how they make friends, keep friends and handle challenges such as conflict, bullying, rejection or bad influence. So, to what extent can effective, positive social skills be taught? And what is the appropriate role of parents in helping children build these important life skills? Camie Christenson, Program Director…

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bullied guest Carrie Goldman

When a child is bullied in words or actions the pain can last a lifetime. Even witnessing bullying can lead to anxiety and depression. Children who bully also are at high risk for a host of long-term problems, so it’s in everyone’s interest to bring an end to this widespread problem. After classmates taunted Carrie…

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Sticks and Stones guest Emily Bazelon

Many of us believe that bullying is more rampant today than in previous decades. But is that true? And how do technology and social media shape bullying behavior and its impact today? Most important, what should we be doing to support a deeper understanding of – and more effective response to – this complex problem?…

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KARE_school anxiety

Marti appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to discuss school anxiety with Diana Pierce. Here are Marti’s parenting tips to help your student cope with school anxiety: 1) Ask and listen 2) Communicate with teachers 3) Role-play and practice how to handle difficult situations and how to reduce stress 4) Keep your child in…

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Parent Involvement in Education show hosts

For school-age children, those lazy days of summer are almost gone and the challenges of school and homework are the order of the day. But kids are not the only ones who need to work in order to achieve success in school; parent involvement in education is also needed. Family involvement in a child’s learning…

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