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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...

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...

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...
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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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It’s Not Your Fault

When tweens shift their attention from their parents to their peers, parents frequently feel disconnected, ignored, and rejected. Tweens confide ...
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We’re Raising Problem Solvers

When we notice the trash can is not on the curb, and it’s our child’s responsibility to get it there, ...
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Life is Fragile

We live our lives with the best intentions to honor ourselves as well as those we care about and love. At ...
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Get it Done: Don’t Let Your Mojo Slip

Life’s unpredictability in this third decade of the 21 century requires that our mojo, grit, and determination keep us motivated ...
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6 Things Your Tween Needs from You as School Starts

Tweens lives are wonky as they are no longer children, and years away from adulthood. Their moodiness and unpredictableness confuses ...
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How to Help Your Adolescent Set Goals

Setting goals with your adolescent can be tricky. Over-laying your goals on them and expecting them to acquiesce is not ...
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