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Managing Conflict in Middle School

 

How to be a "pillar" instead of a "bulldozer" or a "doormat with spikes." Here are

some ways to help middle schoolers to develop the emotional agility to navigate

through difficult situations.

 

The Chaos of Teenage Brains

 

Psychologists compare teenage brains to a snow globe full of glitter. They say that it’s critical to recognize that when we react to psychological distress as though it’s a fire that needs to be put out, we can frighten our teenagers and usually make matters worse. Reacting instead with the understanding that emotions usually have their own life cycle — coming as waves that surge and fall — sends adolescents the reassuring message that they aren’t broken.

 

A New Bedtime Book for Young Children

Do you enjoy the calming beauty of the Compline service in the Book of Common Prayer? If you've never tried reading it before bed, I encourage you to check it out on page 127 of the Prayer Book. A new children's picture book provides the same calm and contemplative kind of bedtime prayer. Take a look at Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God by Karin Sherman.

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