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Why Greeting Routines Help Kids

Written by: Karen Mulder, Wisdom of the Wounded  Do you have any established routines with your KHUSA student? Many educators find that children respond well to a routine because research tells us that consistent, positive practices can reduce anxiety. When interacting with kids, I’ve found that they really enjoy knowing what to expect, especially if the routine is fun!   A Simple …

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How to Connect with Kids from a Safe Social Distance

Guest Post by Karen Mulder As a Kids Hope USA mentor, you understand this fundamental truth: your student, like all human beings, wants to be known and valued. And that’s why mentoring is so powerful—it shows others that we value them by spending time with them. However, during this time of social distancing, you may …

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Promoting Resiliency During Uncertain Times

Greetings, KHUSA Friends! As you prepare to launch into a new school year with a fair degree of uncertainty, I simply want to take a moment to encourage you. I understand that many of you are transitioning from in person relationships to ‘virtual’ platforms or ‘pen pal’ arrangements, and while this might be discouraging or …

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Dueling with the Doldrums… 

This is a guest post by Dr Emilie DeYoung As February comes to a close and we embark on March, you may be sensing the seasonal doldrums that accompany the loooooong period between Christmas Vacation and Spring Break. For school calendars, the months of January, February, and March often experience an ‘educational surge’ where students encounter more frequent tests and receive larger loads …

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