1. Back to School Goals

    We all know what back to school means. It’s the rush of getting supply lists fulfilled from Target, it’s the painful readjustment to a somewhat normal sleep schedule, and it’s the thrill of a completely new grade and new chapter. In all the hubbub that goes on, having a moment for some self-reflection is super important to help your child feel all the more prepared. With all the emotions and…Read More

  2. Summer Activities: Math

    Welcome back to our blog series on summer activities for your family to enjoy! Beating the summer slide is essential for your child to do well in the coming school year, and our middle school in Loveland is more than happy to provide you with some ideas of math activities that are fun, while also making a difference. Let’s face it, math gets a bad reputation. But math is truly everywhere, in nea…Read More

  3. Social Media in Middle School: Part II

    We are back with part 2 in our series on middle schoolers and social media. While parents of this generation didn’t have the option to be constantly connected, many middle schoolers today have their own smartphones, have social media they can check on all day, and have a very different social experience. Parents may feel they don’t know how to lay ground rules regarding social media because th…Read More

  4. Social Media and Middle School: Part 1

    Every generation has its struggles, those things that parents and kids never seem to agree on, and the experts weigh in on frequently. Middle schoolers of today have to contend with the constant prevalence of social media, and the constant tension that might exist with their parents and teachers. Social media has brought a whole new level of connectedness to our children, and they can always see w…Read More

  5. Back to School!

    Summer is winding down and school is right around the corner. For many families this is a busy time of year as vacations are taken, sports are starting, and the summer schedule is about to come to an end. Getting prepared for the start of a new school year can help you be more organized, less stressed, and give your kids a great beginning! Sleep Schedule Chances are, your kid’s summer routine lo…Read More

  6. Strengthening Communication With Your Teen

    Entering the years as a teenager is confusing and often difficult as a kid. Even moreso, learning to parent this seemingly new individual who’s living under your roof can be equally as difficult. There are multiple resources out there for parenting, but there is no directory to reference when it comes to parenting a teen. Though you may not have direct answers to solve the problem, there are a f…Read More

  7. Connecting With Your Teen

    An all too familiar world is that of a teenager. Learning social and academic skills while trying to deal with hormonal changes is something few of us would go back to, no matter the payout. Perhaps an even more difficult aspect of the teenage world, is being the parent of one. You don’t need to wait long after mentioning the age of your child for the comments to start. Too often, parents will l…Read More

  8. A Child’s Brain in Middle School

    Middle school years can be some of the most difficult for young adolescents to go through. In the midst of stepping into a new educational atmosphere, they are also navigating social relationships, all the while being bombarded by hormones that demand to be acknowledged. Many times these hormones seem to ambush the attitudes of our beloved children, sending them into a whirlwind of unfamiliar terr…Read More

  9. Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

    If you have one, or multiple, children in any sport or activity outside of school, it’s an all too familiar routine. Most likely you’re running around when you’re not taking care of the home or yourself and you’re dropping them off at soccer practice, dedicating every weekend to a game, or attending quarterly concerts for your musically gifted ones. Though you are undoubtedly proud, in the…Read More