Middle School (6th-8th)

What to Do When You Notice You Kid Struggling Socially

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life | Social Life

What to Do When You Notice Your Kid Is Struggling Socially

And while we’d love to take a magic wand and make all of their struggles disappear . . . we can’t. However, we can take action in helping our children… Read More
Episode 72

PCL 72: How to Recognize the Signs of Teen Depression and Suicide

Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about ways to recognize and address teen depression and suicide. Read More

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart | Middle School (6th-8th) | Self Care

How We View Our Own Beauty Shapes How Our Daughters View Theirs

Jingly bracelets and gardenia perfume—I must’ve been about eight as Mom got ready for an evening out. I don’t know where they went, or how late they stayed out, but I do remember the mean things she said to herself in the… Read More

Character and Values | Middle School (6th-8th)

Helping Preteens Discover Courage

When we hear the word courage, we often think of these grandiose moments of bravery. Experiences like leaping off a high-dive, trying out for an ultra-competitive team, or taking your first step off a zip-line seem like the most appropriate ways for… Read More

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

Helping My Middle and High Schooler Manage Their Emotions

As a counselor for teenagers, I see and hear a lot of stuff. But I bet you wouldn’t be able to guess what my most memorable and favorite sessions look like. I should say first that I truly love all of my… Read More

Middle School (6th-8th)

6 Ways to Help Your Middle Schooler Develop Positive Body Image

The School Dance I remember the first time I became super aware of the way I looked. It was my first middle school dance, and, as an eighth grader, this was a pretty big deal. I had waited my entire middle school… Read More

Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

What’s Worrying Our Girls

This is an excerpt from Raising Worry-Free Girls by Sissy Goff (used with permission) What's Worrying our Girls By nature, girls want to please. Girls define themselves against a backdrop of relationship. Feeling known and loved is crucial. So to say something… Read More