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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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What Are You Grateful For?

by Katherine Schulten We’ve asked this question before, but seemingly every year there is new scientific research showing that being ...
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Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

by Arthur C. Brooks Grateful: TWENTY-FOUR years ago this month, my wife and I married in Barcelona, Spain. Two weeks ...
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TED Talks – The Magic of One Ritual

The Magic of One Ritual Magic. A long time ago in New York City, Steve Addis stood on a corner ...
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TED Talks – Movies and Manhood Messages

Speaker Colin Stokes When Colin Stokes' 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of "Star Wars," he was instantly obsessed. But what ...
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TED Talks – The Surprising Science of Happiness

Speaker Dan Gilbert Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't ...
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TED Talks – How Great Leaders Inspire Action

How Great Leaders Inspire Action Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a ...
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TED Talks – The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny ...
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TED Talks – The Power of Introverts

The Power of Introverts Introverts. In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can ...
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