Middle School (6th-8th)

Fight For The Heart | Middle School (6th-8th)

10 Tips to Connect with Your Teenager

Time flies fast from elementary to college age, so get ready to change your parenting habits. Every child seems to move in warp speed toward the teenage years. I was… Read More

Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

What You Need To Do Before (And After) You Give Your Kid a Phone

By far, the number-one thing parents of teens ask me when they learn what I do for a living is almost always about phones. It comes in several forms, but… Read More

Middle School (6th-8th) | Special Topics

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

Middle School (6th-8th) | Special Topics

Four Things You Can Do to Start The Conversation on Suicide with Your Middle Schooler

I was 20 years old when I lost someone I loved to suicide. He was a close member of my family, someone who had been living in our home for years before he passed. I still remember exactly where I was sitting… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Middle School (6th-8th)

7 Undeniable Characteristics of Middle Schoolers Parents Should Know

If there is one common theme that surfaces every time I talk with parents of middle schoolers it’s this: it’s really confusing and really hard. Why? Because change is what marks this phase of life, and change isn’t easy for anyone. I… Read More

Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching on YouTube

One of the most prominent things I’ve noticed about this generation of teenagers is the increase in middle schoolers' involvement with social platforms, and especially their involvement with YouTube. In fact, recent studies have shown between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube… Read More

Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

What Parents Need to Know About Kids Who Self-Harm

Discovering that someone you love is self-harming is frightening. It is also very confusing. As a parent, it is difficult to comprehend that no matter how much love you give to your child, it may not be enough to prevent him or… Read More