There are many definitions of aggression, so I want to make sure we are on the same page. Specific to this article, aggression refers to verbal or physical aggression. This may include (but is not limited to) talking back, yelling, cursing, hitting, kicking, biting, and throwing things. While it is possible to be an aggressive soccer player or academically aggressive, that is not the quality of aggression I am talking about. In addition, aggressive play, including play fighti
Parent-teacher conferences, progress reports, evaluations…OH MY!
The center has been abuzz with talk of parent-teacher conferences, and the emotions that come up around them. This can be a stressful time of year for parents and children alike. It brings up questions like, “Is my child okay?” and stories about what it means to be above, below, or on par with whatever is “average.” It is important that we keep in mind the purpose of parent-teacher conferences: to communicate where your child is currently functioning on any given subject in o