Helping Children Cope with Terrorism

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The media coverage of the terrorism attack was all encompassing. It was on television, social media, news websites and even YouTube. It was hard to escape the video taken of the attack and the immediate aftermath. The seven year old boy was starting to worry that such an attack could happen in his town. He began to ask his parents where they were going when…

Infants’ First Attachment and School

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The parents entered their son’s pre-school to attend a parent-teacher conference. The teacher greeted them warmly and proceeded to tell the parents what a delight their son was to have in class. She told them how he helped around the classroom, shared with others, and got along so well with his classmates. As the parents left the conference, the father whispered to his wife, “I…

Use School Honeymoon Period to Establish Home-School Connection

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The excitement could be felt throughout classrooms as the school year was about to start. Students were excited to be back in school and see many of their friends for the first time since the previous school year. They also were a little nervous and curious as to what their new teachers and classes were going to be like. Their teachers were not immune to…

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