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Rona M Novick
Rona M Novick
Clinical child psychologist and University Professor in Education, specializing in bully prevention and social emotional learning, family and school partnerships, parenting, childhood anxiety and trauma. A frequent lecturer at professional and community groups.


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Jul. 27, 2011 9:53 pm
If you’ve ever painted a room, you know the drill.  You pick your color from a paint chip, the store clerk takes a gallon of base, adds the proper drops of tint and puts it in a machine that vigorously and violent shakes it up.  As a result, a few powerful drops of color changes a gallon of paint, which then transforms a room.  As we all watch the stagnation in Congress as they struggle with...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2011 9:07 am
I recently visited my mechanic to have him remedy, among other things, a light assembly whose plastic bracket had snapped.   “I use a great tool from Sears” he told me, and promptly reattached my bracket with a souped up version of the hot glue gun I use for craft projects.    A day later, I was speaking to a group of parents about children’s friendship, and the magic of the glue gun’s bonding...  Read More
Jul. 17, 2011 1:50 pm
In a recent conversation, my Dad mentioned the temporary closing of his community pool in Florida because of an over abundance of algae.  He reminisced about how carefully he watched the chlorine and algae levels in his backyard pool.  Since this week afforded me several opportunities to notice parents and children in public venues, I thought about those tools used to keep pools clean and safe –...  Read More
Jul. 8, 2011 8:41 am
“I went out of my way to help a friend”. “I want people to stop judging me and leave me alone” Sharon Velazquesz, one of the Massachusetts teens accused in the bullying that resulted in Phoebe Prince’s suicide,  says she wants all the picking on her to stop, she wants to just go to school and not be followed by the past.  She says if she had known how terrible Phoebe Prince felt, she would...  Read More
Jul. 3, 2011 10:41 am
If you want your car to get good mileage and handle well, you probably check the tire  pressure regularly with an inexpensive and handy tool, a tire pressure  gauge.  We keep ours in the glove  compartment, where I routinely mistake it for a ball point pen.  In these hectic days, I find myself wishing I  had a way to track and release any built up pressure in the children and adults  in my work...  Read More
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