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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...

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...

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...

Simple Ways to Grow Your Tweens’ Strengths 

  You and I know school requires more than learning the subject matter. At its heart lies a framework for gaining skills that range from perseverance and resilience to bravery. Ironically the...

Technology is Here to Stay – So Let’s Embrace it

  The tipping point when our adolescent knows more than we do about social media, technology trends, and phones will happen soon… if it hasn’t already. Unlike other challenges your tween may be...
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Technology didn’t suck last week!

Do you vacillate between absolute appreciation and irritating impatience with technology? I suspect we share these extremes from time to ...
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The #1 Valentine This Year

The media and stores do a fantastic job reminding us that it’s time to purchase Valentines. I know you plan ...
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A Yearly Perk for Middle Schoolers

A super-cool perk of being in middle school is the giant window of opportunity that lies before your child on ...
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How Mission Control Really Works

It happens all the time. You start a project with clarity, energy, and time. And then the interruptions begin. You ...
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Help Your Tween Start 2022 on a High Note

We frame each new year with a deficit model. We stake out specific resolutions for self-improvement. We need to lose ...
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You Made It!

I wanted to pop in your inbox before 2022 to say well done. I salute your commitment to learning about, ...
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The Stranger

Minding my own business, I stood in line at Sprouts, balancing a pint of strawberries and three avocadoes. I noticed ...
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What I Learned From Ted Lasso

If you have not streamed the best new show ever on TV, please consider moving it to the top of ...
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