Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving   It’s appreciation season! Spotting strengths in others is a big deal. We want to be specific, affirming these. Not merely that you look fabulous, but your sense of style shows in how your boots complement your shirt. And not a general thanks...
Your Tween’s Brain

Your Tween’s Brain

Your Tween’s Brain   Remember when you were young, looking up at your future – the idea of being “grown-up” enchanted you. It glowed invitingly through your naïve, eager eyes. The freedom and independence captivated you. Not being bossed or nagged sounded...
The Worst Kid in Class and Me!

The Worst Kid in Class and Me!

The Worst Kid in Class and Me!   Sitting together on the couch after dinner, Greg, Aiden’s dad, channel surfs, and Aiden, a seventh grader, closes his iPad. “Uh, Dad, did my science teacher call or email you today?” “No,” Greg replies as...
That One Class

That One Class

That One Class   Lauren and her 11-year-old son, Jaxon agreed that signing up for band in 6th grade was a great idea. He promised to practice. And to never forget his instrument at school or home. Lauren wanted to believe he’d keep those promises. Finally,...
3 Tips to Enhance Your Tween’s Success at School

3 Tips to Enhance Your Tween’s Success at School

3 Tips to Enhance Your Tween’s Success at School   School starts soon, so your child won’t be grabbing popsicles from the fridge or binge-watching Stanger Things all day long. That makes it time to chat with them about what specific grades they want to...