Motivating Kids in a World Where “Everyone Gets a Trophy”

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  What is to be gained from awarding participation trophies? Children get the message that they don’t need to excel, they just need to show up. Many parents believe that participation awards build confidence, but in reality, the opposite is … Read More

Bullying at School

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How to Know Whether Your Child is Being Bullied   Despite the fact that 49 states have anti-bullying policies in place, children skip school every day to avoid bullying, and there are plenty of horror stories about kids who commit … Read More

When Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

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There are countless articles about the use of goal setting to accomplish most anything. At GoalUP, we focus on using goal setting as a tool for helping children gain self-confidence, change undesirable behavior or develop new positive habits. There are … Read More

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