1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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