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What is Grit?

GRIT If you have watched TED talks like this one: Then you have heard of the concept of GRIT. What is grit? courage and resolve; strength of character. “he displayed the true grit of the navy pilot” Strength of character … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Development: G4 and G5

To complete the series of what to expect developmentally at certain ages, we have G4 and G5.  Children are usually in the age range of 9-11 years old during this time. This is a very interesting time developmentally and you … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Development: G1, G2 and G3, What to Expect

A few weeks ago I started a series of blog posts related to social and emotional development. This week we continue with what to expect from ages 6 to 9 years old. During this age children usually find a few … Continue reading

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Away this Week

I will be joining the G5 trip to Khao Yai this year. If you need to contact me I will not be able to answer my emails until the following Monday. If it is an urgent matter, please contact the … Continue reading

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Early Years and KG Social Emotional Development: What to expect

Many times when behavioral, social or emotional challenges arise, we  look at a child’s development to see if this is a typical challenge or not. In the age range of 3 years to 6 years children will change a lot. … Continue reading

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Empathy

Empathy is an IB Attitude, what is it and why is it so important? Empathy is the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions. He felt great empathy with/for/toward the poor. the ability to share someone … Continue reading

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Your Comfort Zone

I will be visiting the grade 5 classes this week and we are talking about getting out of our comfort zones. Whether it is to give a speech, talk to an adult, confront a peer, or speaking up for our … Continue reading

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Where is your Focus?

One of my most admired  professionals in child development is Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D. “Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. Her workshops touch thousands of lives … Continue reading

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Education and School Counselors

                  As a tradition in the First Lady of the United Sates of America, the president’s wife, will chose to support causes that she believes in.  Michelle Obama was a strong advocate … Continue reading

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BKK Resources

One great service that the Bangkok Counselors Group contributes to is a website of local resources. They recently made a new web site, the school psychologist’s office at International School Bangkok maintains this list of available health, mental health and educational … Continue reading

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