Parenting Teens

How to Draw the Line Counselors know that when parents set clear boundaries, they take care of their teens and themselves. 

Understanding Schools in Context

How Well do Schools Reflect the Culture they Serve? Excerpt from The Beginning Teacher’s Survival Guide: Win-‘Win Strategies for Success (by Dr. Jane Bluestein, 2022). Chapter title and some content have been adapted for this site. All links were working at the time of publication. We are living in exponential times. —Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and…

Positive Consequences

A very different approach Here’s a new spin on the notion of “consequences,” a term familiar to every educator. But rather than looking at the negative outcome of behavioral choices your students make, let’s

The Challenge of Setting Boundaries

A Win-Win Alternative to an Authoritarian or Permissive Approach Few of us are especially adept at setting boundaries with anyone, and for good reason. Let’s back up a bit. When you were growing up, were you told that other people’s needs were more important than yours? Were you rewarded for self-sacrificing and people-pleasing? Were you…

Conditions with ADHD “Look-Alike” Symptoms

Several of the following conditions, problems, or disorders can have similar symptoms to those frequently misdiagnosed as ADD or ADHD. This list includes