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Kid, You’re Gonna Fail. A pep talk for all of us.

Turn that frown upside down! Fix your attitude! Stop crying! We do a lot to prompt our kids to feel better, and it makes sense: we don’t want our loved ones to hurt. But, could it be that when we try to “fix” what we think of as negative emotions, we make them more intense and long-lasting? This Pep Talk is for any kid who’s had a rough day, week, or school experience. It’s for parents and

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Guest Mike Laharty Talks about School’s Most Challenging Students

Have you ever wondered where students who can’t *yet* function in public school settings go? Who helps them? What makes those programs a better fit for their needs?

Listen, I’m  not going to pretend that all programs for students with “extreme” needs are quality. It’s just not true. But, there are some that are top notch and have amazing people leading them! This episode interviews one of these amazing people, Mike Laharty. In our talk, we explore:

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How to make a decision using your body as prompts

Have you ever been paralyzed by the decision-making process? Which job to take? Where to live? What to make for dinner when you’re really, really hungry and you’re trying to be healthy but you’re also so, so tired and you’re pretty sure there’s one last frozen pizza in the back of the freezer?

For students with executive function deficits, the requirement to make a decision or solve a problem can cause a melt-down moment. It’s overwhelming for kids

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