Blurred Lines of Authority at Home

Date: July 10th, 2022

When the lines of authority are blurry at home, those kids bring that into school. Which means we have to teach them that things are different at school.

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Do Kids Respect Us?

Date: June 21st, 2020

Is it possible WE are causing kids to lose respect for us?

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Calling a Kid “Your Kid” or “My Kid” Should Not Be Allowed

Date: December 1st, 2019

A common Tier 1 cultural issue in most schools is saying, “That’s your kid!”

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Becoming an Authority Figure for Kids with No Authority at Home

Date: September 21st, 2019

This is how you can teach kids that there is a difference between how they behave at home versus at school.

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I Won’t Negotiate on These Four Classroom Rules

Date: August 10th, 2019

Tell your students YOUR non-negotiable rules.

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Kids Get in Trouble in the World When WE Let Adult Authority Slide

Date: April 3rd, 2019

Every adult in the school is an authority figure, even if they’re not a teacher.

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Do Your Kids Know What Authority Means?

Date: October 27th, 2018

Kids often try to negotiate. But sometimes no means no.

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Do You Hate Enforcing School Rules?

Date: July 3rd, 2018

Little behaviors don’t become BIG ones when everyone consistently enforces school rules!

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Limits HELP Chaotic Kids

Date: February 14th, 2018

The more chaotic kids are, or their lives at home, the more they WANT and NEED limits. I explain in this video.

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Negotiate? Maybe.

Date: November 29th, 2017

When a kid gets confrontational, keep your cool. From a calm place, decide if you negotiate or if you hold the line.

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