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Build Self-esteem and Confidence

Building Confidence: Pay Attention to the Positives   Make a list of everything positive you have done in your life. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now take a look at what you have done. Does this help you feel more confident? What else would build your confidence? Would you need any […]

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Frustrated with conversations that go nowhere? Defective and Effective Communication Patterns

Defective Communication Patterns (which rob couples and families of their power) Do you live on a one-way street or a two-way street? Conversation Killers Psychic Assumptions– Rather than discover and explore what someone else really thinks, the Psychic likes to make up what others think. This way […]

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Caregiver Stress Inventory

Caregiver Stress Inventory Rate from 1-5 where 1= not true and 5= extremely true ___ I don’t sleep well enough. ___ I drink too much. ___ I need drugs to get through this. ___ I don’t exercise enough. ___ I don’t have time or energy for friendships. […]

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Oppositional-defiant disorder behavior- Do we create this by accident?

Do you get faced with Oppositional-defiant disorder behavior often? I think we sometimes influence kids to act this way by the way we interact with them. Our conventional wisdom about discipline dictates we pay attention when they misbehave.  What does the child who doesn’t sit still and […]

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ADHD and Self-esteem

How we wreck kids from the inside out ADHD and self-esteem, how do we keep it up, and what tears it down? “Worst Grandfather in the World” is what I call the story in the video below. This is a true story, and I wish it […]

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Have enough strategies for kids who struggle? ADHD, Autism, Anger, Anxiety, Giftedness

  Silly question, right? How can you ever have enough to stop the madness when it comes to the ways adults often interact with children who have differences? We can make it better. We can train adults in more loving and effective methods, and we can teach […]

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Harness the power of stories to help people get unstuck

Ever wonder why people get “stuck?” Is it fear of change? Staying in the comfort zone of what you have gotten used to, even if it’s not really what you want and dream of? Listening to the internal critic and pessimism, resigning yourself to helplessness, in effect […]

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Your Dream Book

Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of my latest book Counseling Tools for Kids in Schools. I would love to hear your feedback about it! Here is what I just published: The Dream Book How to make your dreams come true Transforming the essence of […]

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IEP Behavioral and Counseling Goal Menu

IEP Behavioral and Counseling Goal Menu Aggression _________ will demonstrate being mad the right way ___% of observed trials. _________ will use appropriate strategies to calm themselves with prompts ___% of observed trials. _________ will allow themselves to be mad or frustrated without hurting 90% of    observed                   […]

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) How to control thoughts and behavior

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Thinking Errors Practice Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) How to control thoughts and behavior Your thoughts are so powerful they create your reality. Where do your feelings come from? What happens, or how you think about what happens? For example, it could start raining, and I could […]

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