“I didn’t get invited to Craig’s party . . . I’m such a loser.” “I missed the bus . . . nothing ever goes my way.” “My math teacher wants to see me . . . I must be in trouble.” These are the thoughts of a high school student named Jeremy. You wouldn’t know… Read more!
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asked the question: What makes life worth living? Decades of research on optimal experiences produced his answer: flow. The technical definition Flow is the mental state in which a person is engaged in an activity where they are fully immersed with a feeling of energized focus, involvement, and success in the process… Read more!
A true story contributed by Caitlyn Robbins: Throughout middle school, I was best friends with a very ambitious, very talented girl. As her ever present side-kick, I followed her many places. One spring, I even followed her on stage for our school talent show. I voiced my doubts, but she said that she could absolutely… Read more!
Perhaps you know a child who struggles with math or has a difficult time with writing skills. However, if you put her on the playground with other kids, she has an amazing ability to draw others together. If another kid feels left out, she draws him back into the group with a joke or smile…. Read more!
The generation gap between parents and their children often leaves one thought on the minds of children: You don’t know what it’s like! As adults, it’s easy to forget the trials and tribulations of childhood. This often leads to a disconnection such as the one portrayed in the scenario above. While not seeing eye-to-eye is… Read more!
While school can be a positive social experience for many children, for others it can be a nightmare. School is not only a place where children learn reading, writing and math. It is also a place where they learn to get along with other people and develop social skills. Although students don’t get grades on social tests from their teachers, their peers are constantly giving them “grades” on “social tests” every day.
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