Middle School (6th-8th)

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

Coping With Your Kids Growing Up

“I’ll be really sad when you can’t pick me up anymore, Daddy,” my little man said to me the other night as I was carrying him up the stairs for bed. I told him that one day he won’t like for me… Read More

Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

Three Things You Need to Know About Your Teen and Dating

We’ve all heard someone joke (or not joke), “My kid isn’t dating ’til they’re 30!” I’ve always wanted to respond with, “LOL, good luck with that!” I’m not about to set my four-year-old up on a date with Zach from preschool, but… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

3 Ways to Raise Resilient Kids

A few months ago, I settled in to watch the Netflix drama series “Anne with an E,” based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables. It was a nostalgic moment, bringing me back to a (much) earlier version of the same… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Create A Rhythm | Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

Cues for Every Family Rhythm

Every family has a rhythm.    For some families, morning is crazy. It just is. You have some people who are ready for the day, and others you have to drag into it.  Dinner may happen all together, or you may have… Read More

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

5 Questions to Ask Your Kids Today

Let’s walk through a scene we parents know all too well.  Your son walks in from school, backpack abandoned by the front door, past your wide-open arms, and into his room where, depending on age, he may:  Play on the floor with… Read More

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

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Teen and Dating

We’ve all heard someone joke (or not joke), “My kid isn’t dating ’til they’re 30!” I’ve always wanted to respond with, “LOL, good luck with that!” I’m not about to set my four-year-old up on a date with Zach from preschool, but… 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 With Your Middle Schooler

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