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Why gossip?

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March
9

It almost seems as if social development and gossiping/spreading rumors go hand in hand. Why do people do it? Is it to establish some sort of social dominance over the person you are gossiping about? Is it a way to …

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Help them by helping yourself

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March
2

If you are a parent, particularly the parent of a child who is struggling in some way, you’re probably doing everything you can to give your child every last ounce of your effort, attention, and energy. We want to tell …

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Handling Non-Compliance

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February
23

This week, Connect Us held a workshop called “The Social Diet,” presented by relationship specialist, Dr. Stacy Goresko. The four-hour seminar covered a broad range of topics pertaining to children with social deficits.  Often, these children have difficulty managing behaviors.  …

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Insights From Middle Schoolers

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February
17

For the past few months, we’ve been testing out a new program at a middle school.  Since our programs are normally targeted at kids in preschool-5th grade, this was experimental.  After weeks of strengthening their bonds through fun, collaborative group …

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Teachers Fear Parents

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February
9

Surprisingly, many teachers withhold their opinions about students from the parents. While academic grades speak for themselves, how do we get an evaluation of our kid’s character? Don’t parents want to know how their kids act in class? How they …

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Post-Millenials…Curiosity or Disrespect?

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February
3

In the past several decades, parenting approaches have shifted. We’ve gone from ‘children are to be seen and not heard” to ‘children are the center of the universe!’  The fact that Millennials (those born between 1980-2001) are referred to as …

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Bullying Prevention

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January
26

The cycle of bullying is a developmental process; it begins with what we are teaching and modeling at home. For many kids,  disrespectful behaviors tolerated at home are likely to be perpetuated at school.  Therefore, the foundation for potential bullying …

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Profile of Socially At-Risk Kids

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January
20

Socially at-risk kids share common characteristics from an early age, which tend to become apparent around kindergarten – when kids are really starting to be put into social situations with peers. Characteristics of socially-at risk kids tend to fall under …

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How It all Began

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January
5

In celebration of the end of a year, we look back at a beginning. Seven years ago, the idea behind Connect Us began to take shape: my son, Alec, was finishing his first year of public school kindergarten, and he …

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Bullying Prevention – The Golden Rule

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December
29

Thirteen million children in the United States are bullied every year, and it’s a growing epidemic. The rising frequency of media reports, movies, and statistics promote a sense of helplessness. It all aids the spread of the notion that nothing …

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