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How to Talk About Disappointments

Remember that time your child was competing for something? She’d worked hard and felt 100% confident that her time, diligence, and determination would pay off. But something went wrong. She missed, she didn’t get chosen, she froze, she panicked, she tripped, she...

Privilege Follows Responsibility

I coach a couple who questioned if perhaps, they were expecting too much from their 7th grade son. In the summer following 5th grade their son wanted a cell phone. With promises and hope they agreed that he would earn a phone when he mastered keeping his grades above...

Blinded-sided by Anxiety in 6th Grade

The school’s phone number popped up on my caller ID on that Tuesday, the third week of school. What I didn’t suspect was that it would be the school counselor telling me my daughter had just had an anxiety attack. She explained that Kelsey, my sixth-grader, had...

Off They Go!

Gratitude from parents this week: Once school starts I won't miss these texts: Ryan stole my iPad, Emma ate my leftover pizza, Kyle won't tell me the Wi-Fi password. Stephanie, my carpool partner, is taking the morning run. She alreadygave my sleepy middle schoolers...

On Target

School's starting, and the contrast between summer's casualness and school’s structure is palpable. Your child and you are not strangers to this overnight dichotomy. This makes now prime time for chatting about how the school year will play out. Consider setting...
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How to Talk About Disappointments
Remember that time your child was competing for something? She’d worked hard and felt 100% confident that her time, diligence, ...
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How to Talk About Disappointments

Privilege Follows Responsibility
I coach a couple who questioned if perhaps, they were expecting too much from their 7th grade son. In the ...
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Privilege Follows Responsibility

Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here's How to Quit Worrying
By Jennifer Taitz There isn’t always something negative on the horizon. Ever felt as if the joy of a big ...
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Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here’s How to Quit Worrying

Blinded-sided by Anxiety in 6th Grade
The school’s phone number popped up on my caller ID on that Tuesday, the third week of school. What I ...
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Blinded-sided by Anxiety in 6th Grade

Off They Go!
Gratitude from parents this week: Once school starts I won't miss these texts: Ryan stole my iPad, Emma ate my ...
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Off They Go!

How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms
Here's a great read for parents about how to help their teens through emotional times. - JoAnnBy Lisa Damour Trying ...
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How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms

On Target
School's starting, and the contrast between summer's casualness and school’s structure is palpable. Your child and you are not strangers to ...
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On Target

Because It's Not True
 I am coaching some very cool adolescents this summer. Each one is amazing. Here is one’s story about being bullied ...
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Because It’s Not True

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