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Every child wants to succeed. Every child wants to have a good relationship with others.  Every child wants to have a sense of belonging and significance. When we remember this, we will give misbehaving children the benefit of the doubt. Instead of assuming they want to be difficult, we will assume they want positive results and are simply confused about how to achieve them. -Jane Nelsen

In case you missed Dr. Michael Bradley’s talk, Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, here is a recording. He also provided handouts: The 7 C’s of Resilience Building with Teenagers, English version and Spanish version, and The Ten Tenets of Parenting, English version and Spanish version.

Tuesday, Nov 16th at 7pm via Zoom MVLA Parent Speaker Series is hosting Colin Seale -The Question is the Answer. Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking At Home. Mr. Seal is an educator, attorney, and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer. He will share powerful, yet practical tools to equip parents to foster and engage critical thinking in their children. Not only for them to more fully understand the way that the world is, but to learn to question it and imagine the way the world ought to be. Registration link for this free event is here.

Finally, if your teen is struggling with academics or feeling down or frustrated about school, don’t forget to use our Counselors, our Nurse, and our Wellness Center as resources.

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