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Family Support for Starting a New School

Whether it’s the first day of preschool or the first day of a doctorate program, starting a new school year is never easy. Those years when the transitioning encompasses not only another grade but also a whole new school seem to be the most difficult. Fortunately, family members can play an important part in helping the student transition more smoothly.…

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Kill Them with Kindness

A common phrase in the South is “kill them with kindness.” Chances are a mom or teacher had told you this when faced with teasing or even bullies. The important thing to remember is that fake kindness (the “bless her heart” preceded by gossip kind) is not what they mean. Instead they are referring to what is commonly known as…

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Even Homecoming Queens Get Bullied

This image was altered to make a point “Thump, thump.” I heard the windows banging from our living room as I sat at the dining room table spreading glitter on a glue-written poster board for my float the next day. “Thump, thump.” What was that? It was well past 11 and everyone else in my family was fast asleep. I’d been too…

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