What’s Behind a Kid’s ANGER?

Date: September 28th, 2022

We have a lot of angry kids. When we are able to figure out what is causing their anger, we’re better able to help them deal with it.

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Ask Polly: How Do I Handle Tantrums?

Date: August 14th, 2022

Polly answers the question: “I have a little one who tantrums immediately if I redirect her or if another kid has something she wants… What can I do?”

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Teach Anxiety Management for the Real World

Date: July 24th, 2022

Anxiety is part of life. If we don’t teach kids how to manage anxiety, then they won’t know how to manage it as an adult.

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The 5 Causes of Behaviors

Date: January 22nd, 2022

Behaviors always have a cause. Here are 5 factors that are often behind a behavior.

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BE PREDICTABLE in Times of Uncertainty

Date: January 9th, 2022

Behavior unravels when things are not predictable and consistent, which is exactly what’s been happening this past year and a half!

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We Can’t “Fix” Kids

Date: December 12th, 2021

We have to remember the purpose of interventions are to teach self-compensatory skills, not to “fix” the kid.

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Teach Kids Self-Awareness! Super Important!

Date: November 27th, 2021

Teaching self-awareness to children is key, and HOW we do it is super important.

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Do You Have a Powerhouse Tier 1?

Date: November 21st, 2021

Do you have a powerhouse Tier 1? If you do, then you have fewer kids needing Tier 2 and Tier 3 services. AND you have a better school culture/climate.

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Make Benchmarks Super Easy

Date: November 13th, 2021

Here is my four-step process for making super easy benchmarks that WORK!

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Adolescents Need Control — Show Them How

Date: October 24th, 2021

Have you ever had a student say, “Adults just want to CONTROL us!!” Here’s how we can show them how they can have some of the control they want and need.

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