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Anxiety: One Solution to Get Out of this Mess

26shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Everywhere I go, I meet adults (most of them parents) who are afraid for our kids today. We are afraid of what can happen on social media, school shootings, drug abuse, cyber-bullying, terrorism, phone addictions, you name it. Since I see this in every state, I decided to dig…

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Five Dangerous Apps Parents Don’t Know Teens Use

140shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn One decade ago, high school senior, Jessica Logan sent a nude photo of herself to her boyfriend. When they later broke up, he forwarded the photo to everyone else at her school. This launched her tragic attempt to hide from those who teased her about being a slut. Jessica…

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One Great Reason to Reduce Social Media Use

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just finished speaking to both parents and students at a high school and—wouldn’t you know it—social media was the all-consuming topic of my two days on campus. So many parents felt obliged to purchase a smart phone for their child as a middle-schooler, and now years into the…

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How a Pig Increased Initiative in Students

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn With Thanksgiving upon us—I’d love to tell you about something I am thankful for.  The story below fills me with both pride and hope. Paoli High School is one of the schools The Growing Leaders Initiative collaborates with. We’ve granted Habitudes® resources, to help them learn leadership as teenagers.…

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How Do We Build Good Leaders in High School Athletics?

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A high school basketball coach surprised me when he told me recently that he couldn’t get any of his boys on the team to be the “captain.” Typically, he said, the team votes on each season’s new captains, but when the votes were counted, the two students who got…

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Two Skills Every Student Needs Before Graduation

15shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn There’s an ongoing tension that educational leaders constantly feel on their jobs. Almost every educator I interact with these days faces a tension between two realities: The need to teach to the test, so students score high enough to get funding. The desire to prepare students to be life…

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When Positive Words Negatively Affect Students

38shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ve watched the influence of the words of leaders, teachers and parents for years now. Far too often, when we speak we’re only thinking about how we feel at the moment or what we’re thinking in that moment—not how those words will affect our kids. It isn’t until later…

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How to Manage Impulsive Reactions

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When I asked student athletes recently what the number one change was that they’d like to make in their life—their response surprised me. Very insightfully, most of them agreed: “I need to be less impulsive in my decisions.” We live in a day where everything seems to be moving…

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Building Resilient Students: How to Get Out of Your Own Way 

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Eight years ago, researchers began to discover that children today acquire more allergies than children in past generations. For instance, no one had any idea why “peanut allergies” are surging in our day and age, since so many parents and schools are protecting kids from such exposure to peanuts.…

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