What showing other boys that you want to be friends looks like in high school

Teaching a 10th grader who is going to a new school this year how to show other kids that he's friendly and open to friendships in a way that's expected for his age. Learning how to sound natural and social communication and be relatable to similar age peers should be a cornerstone of all social … Continue reading What showing other boys that you want to be friends looks like in high school

Teaching a 9th grader how to focus on building friendships, not social media "friends"

Teaching a 15-year-old how to focus on building relationships with peers who he can see outside of school. He is a baseball player so I used a baseball analogy to help him understand levels of friendship and who he should be focusing is energy on rather than speaking to many acquaintances on Snapchat.  The "975" … Continue reading Teaching a 9th grader how to focus on building friendships, not social media "friends"

What you can do to help your child with executive functioning challenges become an independent learner

I was compelled to write this article after a middle school teacher friend shared with me an experience she recently had during one of her student’s IEP meetings. The parents brought a well-respected advocate to the meeting who added an extremely long list of accommodations and SDIs (specially designed instructions) to the students IEP that … Continue reading What you can do to help your child with executive functioning challenges become an independent learner