100s of tips for school counselors!

Top 16 Posts for 2016

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The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the highlights of the past 12 months!

2016 was a great year in so many respects…one of my favorite highlights for The Helpful Counselor is that over 500,000 NEW readers stopped by for a visit…Can you believe it? I even did a double take…What an honor! You guys seriously rock.

It really is amazing! I went from being the “lone wolf” counselor in a rural school district to having a network of counselors all over the world….if you’re not already part of that super awesome network -> What are you waiting for?

Join The Helpful Counselor’s Facebook groups ASAP! There’s one for play therapy and counseling activities and one for counseling books, and there’s also a group for me to pick my readers’ brains and share freebies.

So you might be asking yourself what a half million readers checked out while they visited The Helpful Counselor…to satisfy that curiosity and to share the top tips of 2016, I whipped up a list of the top 16 posts for 2016.

There are over 200 ideas in the posts below. Some provide insight into the triggers of certain behaviors, while others provide practical activities that you can put into place right away.

Whether you are looking for a great book or if you are starting your internship, I am sure you will find something helpful!

Click the image to check out the posts!

#1 – 18 Coping Skills for Kids & Teens

18 easy coping skills for kids and teens

#2 How to End the On-Again-Off-Again Friendship Cycle

How to end friendship drama

#3 – 36 Must-Have Experiences for School Counseling Interns

36 Must-Have Experiences for School Counseling Interns

#4 – Time Management Tips for School Counselors

Time Management Tips for School Counselors

#5 – School Counselor Welcome Back Newsletter

School Counselor Welcome Back Newsletter

#6 – 20 Tips to Ease School Anxiety

20 Tips to Reduce School Anxiety

#7 – 11 Tips for Working with Strong-Willed Children

11 Tips for working with strong-willed children

#8 – 75 Causes of Anger in Children

75 Causes of Anger in Children

#9 – 20 Things to Say to Help an Angry Child

#10 – 20 Inside Out Clips to Teach Kids About Feelings

20-inside-out-clips to help teach kids about feelings

#11 – 35 Ways to Help an Angry Kid

35 Ways You Can Help An Angry Kid

#12 – 20 Counseling Themes Found in Inside Out


#13 – School Counselor Must-Dos for the Begining of the Year


#14 – 20+ Counseling Themes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens



#15 Advertise Your  Program with a School Counseling Brochure

School counseling brochure

#16 – 10 Great Anger Management Books for Kids

10 books to help kids manage anger

I love connecting with and learning from other counselors…so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments or this survey! 🙂


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