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by Richard Weissbourd, Making Caring Common Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Raising a caring, respectful, ethical child is and always has been hard work. But it’s something all of us can do. Here you will find a set of guideposts to raising caring, respectful, and ethical children, along with tips for putting them into action.

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by Harold S. Koplewicz President, Child Mind Institute

Support, structure, and encouragement are the three pillars of scaffold parenting. At every stage, parents can model and teach positive behaviors, give corrective feedback, and boost self-esteem.

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by Jamie Williamson Head of School, The Windward School

When people say learning difference instead of learning disability, it is usually with good intention and/or to avoid any possible negative connotation; however, when educators and parents shun specific diagnoses with the intent to “soften the blow” for the students affected, it often has the opposite effect.

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by Judith Warner, Journalist and Author

Decades of research show that the middle school years are the number one most challenging time in the life of parents. But it’s a peculiarity of the early 21st that, all too often, mothers and fathers alike are getting drawn into the quagmire of early adolescence along with their kids.

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by By Kathleen Brigham and Kat Ressa for The Tutoring League of New York

By focusing on these tips during the upcoming school vacation, parents can engage in important observations and conversations that allow time and space for reflection and change.