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6 Conversations to Have With Your Kid at the Start of the New School Year | Parent Cue Blog

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6 Conversations to Have With Your Kid at the Start of the New School Year

Drive home the idea to your kid that change isn’t always a bad thing—we can miss what used to be, but be excited for what’s to come. Remind your kid… Read More
How Can We Make This Year Better? | Parent Cue Blog

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How Can We Make This Year Better?

After the year we’ve all had, we could use some hope, good news, and a bit of normalcy—especially when it comes to our family’s rhythm and the kids’ upcoming school… 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

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Co-Parenting Through the School Year

The start of a new school year is pretty nostalgic, right? All sharpened number-two pencils and crisp-white-notebook paper. You can basically smell it.  But like any change in routine for families, the start of a new school year is an upheaval. All… 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

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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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End of School Year: How to Prepare for the Next Phase

Desks empty. Locker doors slammed—and lock combinations forgotten—for the last time. School-issued laptops returned to the front office. Color-coded, structured homeschool schedules loosened up a bit. Ah, yes. Summer is here. School may be out for your kids, but it’s a perfect… Read More

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The Importance of Ending The School Year Well

This time of year, backpacks are getting heavy. Masks are getting tight. Patience is wearing thin. The end of the school year is upon us and so is the end of what feels like the craziest one in history! As the school… 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

College and Young Adult | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | School Life

My High Schooler Didn’t Get Into Their Dream School

“But no senior ever comes to school on early acceptance day.” I was a new high school teacher at the time, and I remember feeling dumbfounded by this kid’s revelation—that virtually every senior stayed home as they waited for our state college’s… Read More