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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...

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. A few of his classmates called him “goat” the year before. He hated it. He felt picked on, embarrassed, and helpless. Some relief came when his...
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

Voice
Mary, a bubbly eighth grader, waited for her ride as I was leaving our middle school. She was excited, telling ...
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Voice

7 Undeniable Characteristics of (most) Middle Schoolers
By Ashley Bohinc I have worked with middle school students in educational, athletic, and ministry settings for more than 14 ...
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7 Undeniable Characteristics of (most) Middle Schoolers

Graduation
In the weeks before my high school graduation, it hadn't occurred to me that commencement meant beginning. It felt like ...
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Graduation

Humankind
It’s an ordinary Tuesday, no more and no less valuable than yesterday or tomorrow. Emma, 14, awakes with a twinge ...
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Humankind

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