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To my Beloved Pooch, “Toots”…

This blog post is dedicated to my dog, Toots, who many of you have met and loved at socialsklz:-) My Love, La Toots, Although you were initially named Mica by Peter and Claudia, I’ve loved all of the names that … Continue reading

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Beyond the First Day Outfit: Social Skills for Academic SUCCESS

The back-to-school frenzy is in full swing and you probably have your child’s first day outfit and backpack ready. But, are your children equipped with the vital social and emotional skills to get the year kicked off on the right … Continue reading

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behind the scenes at socialsklz:-)

By Monique Owens, instructor at socialsklz:-) tools to thrive in the modern world Have you ever wondered what really goes on at socialsklz:-) workshops?  Past the carefully crafted curriculum, the complimentary socialsklz:-) bags, and the child-friendly worksheets that your kidz … Continue reading

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The Parenting Spectrum: From Tiger Moms to Free Range Parenting

By Faye Rogaski, founder socialsklz:-) tools to thrive in the modern world This year, I had the great honor of serving as one of the 30 judges for Books for a Better Life, an awards program established to honor works … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

At the end of each year, I take some time to reflect on the year past to look at accomplishments and areas that could have been improved upon both personally and professionally. At the same time, I set goals for … Continue reading

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Holiday Social Must-Have’s for Every Child

Essential Social Skills Tips to Instill in Your Kids During the Holiday Season The holidays are exciting for parents and kids alike, but they can also be challenging on many levels. Parties, dinners, new faces, old friends, extended family,… you … Continue reading

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as we launch clubsocialsklz:-) please join us for a special panel discussion on importance of social and emotional IQ in children

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summertime socialsklz:-) lessons

Do you want to keep your kids academically sharp and focused during the summertime that doesn’t require a reading list and that can increase your child’s academic scores by 11 percent? A recently published study in the scientific Journal of … Continue reading

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Airport Etiquette 101

A  good deal of traveling this year (and the experience of sitting next to a passenger with a pastrami sandwich for a six hour flight), led me to see a dire need to address the dearth of civility aboard airplanes.  Starting … Continue reading

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Um ..it’s like totally out of control

Good habits last a life time.  We know that this holds true for eating habits and studying habits to name just a few.  As parents and educators, we spend a lot of time trying to instill these habits in children.  … Continue reading

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