Kids’ role models run the gamut, from Grandpa to a gold medalist to a Grammy winner, and help impart life lessons as they encourage kids to strive for success.
"Speak up! I can’t hear you!" boomed my seventh grade Life Science teacher from the back of the room. To this day, I vividly recall how the words I practiced at home stubbornly clung to the back of my throat and only agreed to tumble out in mutters. Standing frozen in front of my staring peers, I wanted to dissolve into the floor.
The lazy days of summer are over, and it’s time to look ahead to another busy school season. You’re in the process of purchasing new school clothes and supplies for the year. The kids are gearing up to meet their new teachers, and they’ll reacquaint themselves with their schoolmates. It’s a time for new beginnings and fresh starts.
For many kids, building friendships comes as naturally as breathing in air or waking up in the morning. For others, the process is filled with landmines of fear, anxiety and discouragement. Experts agree that friendship-building is a skill - it can be learned.
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