Parenting

Middle Schoolers Sound Off on Social Media

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The middle school years are notoriously difficult to navigate. For young teens, physical, emotional, and mental development often clash with new responsibilities and expectations. Likewise, navigating social media in today’s digital world inevitably exposes novice users to complicated situations for which there is no textbook or manual. Middle schoolers are often just beginning to use… Read More

Lilly’s Story & Local Teen Parent Resources

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Lilly K. knows only too well the ups and downs of being a pregnant homeless teen. Today she is in a safe place, studying to be an EMT, with a healthy toddler at her side, but it was only a short time ago that she felt all alone and completely desperate. Each and every parent… Read More

What Adults Can Learn From Kids

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Editor’s Notes, July 2018 There is something mysterious, maddening and magical about middle school. A mysterious force transforms your child into a pseudo-adult, her judgment becomes maddening, and yet magical moments of clarity and wisdom (for her and for you) occur often enough to keep the whole family moving forward. In this way, middle school… Read More

Stop Summer Brain Drain: 25 Fun Ways to Keep Learning Fresh

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It’s summertime, and while the school doors may be closed, that doesn’t mean young children have to take a break from learning. In fact, some of that hard-earned knowledge may disappear if they do. According to the National Summer Learning Association, research shows that children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational… Read More