High School (9th-12th)

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Developing Character and Responsibility in Your Teen

We must go through the process of releasing control over our teens so they can move toward responsibility. A person who never learns to take full responsibility for their own… Read More

Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | School Life

What to Expect in Ninth Grade

When your high schooler was in middle school, there’s a good chance their biggest motivator was acceptance. They moved in a herd, made decisions as a group, and desperately wanted… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

How To Not Embarrass Your Teen

How do you NOT embarrass your teen? You can’t. The end. Good article everyone. I’ll be here all week. Make sure to tip your waiters. It’s impossible, right? You’re going to embarrass your teenager on some level in some way. That’s just… Read More

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The Humility of Connection

Growing up, I had a hard time connecting with my dad. Different Interests As a kid, all I could see were the differences between us. I liked to read comic books. I loved to draw. I would play with action figures for… Read More

High School (9th-12th)

One Surprising Thing I Say to My Kids All the Time

Being a teenager is not easy. There’s peer pressure like they’ve never experienced before. Suddenly, sitting at the right table at lunch is a big deal. You have to deal with mean girls. Cliques are rampant. Applying for college is always at… Read More

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The Suicide Talk

Most parents know when they have kids that at some point they’ll have “the talk.” The one about the birds and the bees that incites awkwardness. Or some parents will leave a book with confusing anatomical drawings. (Thanks Mom.) Even still, there… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

The Temporary Car Lot at My House

I’m not exactly sure how to say this without it coming across like I’m bragging, so I’ll just come out and say it. I’m overly considerate. Before you nominate me for humanitarian of the year, let me rephrase that. I’m overly .… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | School Life

What Teachers Wish Parents of High Schoolers Knew

For almost a decade I was a high school Spanish teacher. Those were some of the best and hardest years of my life, and, if I’m honest, I still miss the excitement that comes with a new school year. There’s a lot… Read More