Middle School (6th-8th)

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The Right Way to Have “the Talk”

I remember getting “the talk” from my stepdad when I was 12 years old. I could tell by his efforts and timing that it was thrown together at the last… Read More

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

The Suicide Talk

Why should I talk to my kids about suicide? According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Around… Read More

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 caught by surprise when a new declaration of personal independence was automatically… 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