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Your Child Disagrees with You… Now What?

Posted by Bryan Smith, Boys Town Press Author and Elementary School Counselor on Jan 20th 2023

If your children are anything like mine, you know that from time to time (and some days it definitely feels like ALL THE TIME), they are going to disagree with you. When that happens, how toleran … read more

10 Ways to Find Motivation Throughout the School Year

Posted by Ashley Bartley, M.Ed., NCC, School Counselor and Boys Town Press Author on Jan 9th 2023

About 10 years ago, I signed up to run the Disney Marathon. I had run shorter races - 5ks, 10ks, even half marathons, but I had never fathomed the full 26.2 mile race until I experienced how amaz … read more

Presence or Presents? Five Ways to Be More Present During the Holidays

Posted by Erin Green, MS, Director of Boys Town Press and Co-Author of Teaching Social Skills to Youth, Fourth Edition on Dec 12th 2022

As you reflect on the holiday season, what images, sentiments, or traditions come to mind first? Maybe it’s religious services. Or family meals and tasty sweets. Perhaps it’s traveling near and far … read more

Helping Your Child Deal with Rumors

Posted by Jennifer Licate, Boys Town Press Author and School Counselor on Oct 4th 2022

Your child comes home from school feeling sad, embarrassed, and angry. After probing, you find out your child has been the victim of untrue rumors being spread about him. Why is this happening? How … read more

A Two-Part Series on the Value of Teaching Social Skills (Part 2)

Posted by Erin Green, MS, Director of Boys Town Press and Co-Author of Teaching Social Skills to Youth, Fourth Edition on Sep 20th 2022

Part 2: How to Teach Social Skills After exploring how social skills help us make connections, foster a sense of belonging, and strengthen our social-emotional health ( see Part 1 ), l … read more