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Lisa Lane MEd. 
School Counselor

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any student,school or parenting questions or concerns. Better yet....to just say hi! 
I am here on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and would love to hear from you!


How to talk to kids so they will listen:

Plan a quiet, non-threatening time to talk.

Listen without interruptions.

Ask for their ideas and opinions.

Keep your voice calm and low and your body language non-defensive

Realize that all generations have their trends.

Avoid being overly critical.

Tell your child you love him/her. Tell them you are proud of them.

Follow up with actions-a positive notie in his/her lunchbox, a sincere compliment and a kept promise.

Something to think about...
Many times I have a child in my office and I ask this question..."How would your mom or dad describe you?" (What do you think your child would say?)  What you say to your child is how they view themselves. 


The exciting mentor program at AEMS is not only building school community; it is helping students contribute to an atmosphere where they can feel good about themselves and each other.

 Research states that a predictor of students’ ability to function successfully in school- both socially and academically is a caring, trusting friendships across grade levels and that’s what we are doing here at AEMS..

 Students from grades 7 and 8 are paired with students from the early elementary levels to read, do activities, have snack, or just talk about their day.  Once a month all mentors and buddies gather in the library to celebrate with some non-competitive games and activities where they get the opportunity to feel part of a bigger group within the school building.

 The children love seeing their buddies and mentors throughout their school day.  It gives them purpose and a sense of importance and belonging. It gives allows the older students to experience themselves as caring, competent, and valued, while the younger students can experience themselves as worthy of special attention and kindness. These children are not just coming and going to school each day, they are now an even closer part of an extended school family. 



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