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October is Bullying Prevention Month!

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September
30

Bullying is an epidemic; the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Education released the first federal definition of bullying in 2014. Here are some key words from the definition: repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived power or …

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A couple of quick blurbs…

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May
24

Recently a parent brought these snippets to our attention. They really speak to the work we do at Connect Us. A Child’s Popularity May Depend on Understanding Others. A new report claims that children who are tuned-in to what others …

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Life Skills

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May
5

We are so excited for Summer Camp 2015, which begins on June 22nd!

Autism Awareness Month – Installment 3

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April
28

For the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned through tutoring John, a 13-year-old with High Functioning Autism. Working with John has taught me that sometimes we just have to smile through our struggles,

Autism Awareness Month – Installment 2

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April
20

Last week, I started talking about my experience tutoring John, a boy with High Functioning Autism. I explained how  I sometimes struggle to motivate him. This has taught me to meet challenges with a smile, because sometimes that’s all we …

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Autism Awareness Month – Installment 1

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April
16

Hi! My name is Stephanie P., and I’m in my final semester at CU Denver.  In 33 days, I’ll be graduating with a B.S. in Psychology. Stephanie Schiff and I collaborate on a lot of these blogs, and I also …

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Non-Verbal Communication

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April
6

Research shows that two-thirds of human communication is nonverbal.   In a group situation, the way someone communicates non-verbally can greatly influence the behavior of others. To make this point, here are a few anecdotes from our after-school social groups: Early …

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Kids Teaching Kids

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April
1

As many parents can attest to, sometimes getting kids to listen to us or consider our advice is an exercise in futility! As a former child yourself, you may recall thinking something along the lines of: “Whatever! My parents don’t …

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How to Motivate our Kids

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March
23

Motivating our kids can be a struggle! We know best, and we want to get our kids to care about certain things for the good of their futures. Despite our efforts, it sometimes seems impossible to mold their priorities. After …

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Flexibility

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March
16

Flexibility is of the most valuable skills you can teach your kids. What do we mean by flexibility? The first definition, according to dictionary.com, is, “capable of being bent, usually without breaking,” and the second is “…adaptable.” While “adaptable,” is …

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