Are Your Student’s Testing You, are You Passing the Test?

Children who come from early childhood trauma (abuse, neglect, domestic violence, etc.) often do not feel secure in their environment or with adults or peers. It’s like they are always looking for the next shoe to drop or for something else to go wrong. Sometimes they will even test new adults and friends in their […]

Manage Parent Concerns

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Parents are often upset or come to us with concerns. It is important to remain calm and non-defensive when this happens. It’s often best to return the parent’s call instead of emailing them. Occasionally it will be appropriate to email the parent, but first  have someone else read through the email, and do not send […]

Involving Parents

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Calling parents to inform them about their child’s progress or behavior can be uncomfortable. We often do everything we can to avoid having these types of difficult conversations. However, this does a disservice to the child because it keeps their parents from helping them and being a part of the solution. Provided are some helpful […]