The Power of Resilience, Coaching and Caring

Last week the Seattle Times ran a front-page story on Vincenzo Di Salvo, a Tacoma School District student who received Edge coaching in middle school and triumphantly graduated high school. Next fall he will become the first in his family to attend college. Vincenzo credits Pam Frazier, his Edge coach, as the single biggest reason he was able to turn his life around and graduate. His is an inspiring story of the power of resilience, coaching and caring to overcome even the most difficult challenges.

Edge Coaching Receives High Marks from Students

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Good SEL skills increase a student’s chances of success in school and in life. The most recent study of Edge coaching’s effectiveness demonstrates its power to foster social and emotional learning, and help students build resilience and confidence.

Getting Your ADHD Child a Pet

Many parents who have a child with ADHD may wonder if getting a pet is a good idea. Pets offer a child unconditional love and companionship, and having a pet can help teach kids a lot about responsibility and empathy. As a parent, you will need to assess whether your ADHD child can successfully handle a pet. It takes careful planning and understanding how a pet will fit in with your family’s situation.

Shop for Dad & Help Edge

To celebrate Father’s Day, from now through midnight  (PT) 6/15/2014, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com in support of The Edge Foundation. This is in addition to the … Read More

ADHD Parent Care Package Now Available

Get your Free Copy! Free Care Package provides parents of teens and college students with ADHD ideas, facts, resources and encouragement. The Edge Foundation’s new publication, An ADHD Parent Care Package, was written to help worried parents navigate the difficult … Read More

Discrimination in the Ivory Tower

Editor’s note: While the American Disabilities Act protects students with disabilities, it has been an uphill battle to get many institutions to comply with the law. Our Executive Director, Robert Tudisco, has been actively working on behalf of disabled students … Read More

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