Middle School (6th-8th)

Every Middle Schooler Is Asking You a Question. Do You Know the Answer? | Parent Cue Blog

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

In middle school, preteens are all about using the knowledge they’ve gathered up until this point and brandishing it against authority. Read More
4 Conversations to Have Before Middle School Starts | Parent Cue Blog

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4 Conversations to Have Before Middle School Starts

Middle schoolers are primarily motivated by acceptance. When they feel you have their back, they may be more willing to open up and share with you. 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

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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

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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

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

Should I Let My Middle Schooler Quit?

At some point, most parents will eventually face this question: “Mom, I don’t want to do this anymore.” Whether it’s baseball or ballet, piano lessons or chess club, sometimes a kid has just had enough and doesn’t want to participate anymore. Their… Read More

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I’m Worried My Child Is Self-Harming

Plenty of things keep parents up at night. I can only think of a few that elicit more confusion to a parent and render them helpless than when they discover that their child is self-harming. Self-harm is confusing to many. Simply defined,… Read More

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How to Teach Your Kids to Manage Money at Every Age

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of parenting is teaching our kids how to handle money.  Kids who know the basics of healthy money management have a great opportunity to become adults who make good financial decisions. But teaching… Read More

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When and How to Talk to My Child about Pornography

Most likely in the history of the world, there has never been a non-awkward conversation about pornography between a parent and child. “I had a wonderful, easy, conversation with my parents about porn,” said no kid, ever. Yet in today’s world, it’s… Read More