Middle School (6th-8th)

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
Episode 68

PCL 68 [Dad Edition]: Parenting Teenage Sons

Frank Bealer, executive director of leadership development at Orange, joins Carlos Whittaker and Jon Acuff to talk about parenting teenagers, parenting an adopted child, and other topics on today’s dad… Read More

Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase | School Life

Every Middle Schooler Is Asking You a Question. Do You Know the Answer?

You hear the door slam upstairs. Instead of being startled by it, at this point, it’s a well-known, yet unwelcomed sound around your home. Since your kid started sixth grade, they’ve been hard to get along with, hard to get through to.… Read More

Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase | School Life

4 Conversations to Have Before Middle School Starts

Middle school is a huge transition.  It’s that time in life when your kid is stepping out of the relative comfort of elementary school and into those strange few years before high school.  It’s important to remember that the middle school years… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase

5 Things Worth Celebrating In Each Phase

You know how it is: Your kid changes, throwing your whole world into a tailspin. When you finally get used to this new version of your kid, then . . . BAM! Just when you get accustomed to your kid’s zig, they… Read More

Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life | Social Life

What to Do When You’re Concerned About Your Kid’s New Group of Friends 

Your kid is going through about a million-and-one changes in the middle school phase. So much is changing about them so quickly that it can seem like nothing is ever the same from one day to the next. One day they love… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Family Activities | Family Nights | Featured | Middle School (6th-8th)

Level Up: A Different Kind of Board Game

“Tell me about a time when you were afraid,” I asked my 10-year-old son.  “I guess it was that time when the tornadoes were close by and we had to go in the downstairs bathroom and shut the door. Then we lost… Read More