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

How to Apologize to Your Middle Schooler

When my daughter was in elementary school, she was perfect. Like, literally. She was respectful, obedient, hard-working, and kind. Enter middle school. I woke up to a different human being living in my house. All of a sudden she didn’t like anything… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured | School Life

How to Help Your Kids Reach Their Full Potential Without Warping Their Identity

I think it’s safe to say most of us can remember a time or two million when our parents or another caring adult said or did something when we were younger that had a negative impact on our self-esteem. Lord knows I… Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life | Social Life

What to Do When You Notice Your Kid Is Struggling Socially

You might parent a social butterfly, able to befriend even the most unlikely of people. Perhaps you parent an introverted child who struggles to form friendships.  Regardless of personality, every child faces social challenges. That social butterfly? I’m guessing he or she… Read More

Create A Rhythm | School Life

3 Ways to Survive the Back-to-School Season

You’re never prepared for it – for that moment on your weekly (tri-weekly) trip to Target when the water toys and outdoor furniture sets are corralled into the clearance section and replaced by mountains of marbleized composition notebooks and rows of calculators… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Imagine The End | School Life

How to Be Okay When Your “Baby” Goes to School

When my oldest child started kindergarten . . . I’ve never had my whole life flash before my eyes, but that morning, when we pulled up to the school for the first time, his whole life flashed before my eyes. His baby… Read More

Mental Health | School Life

Parenting When You’re a Sensitive Person

I have a rising 6th-grader who is the greatest human being on the planet (totally unbiased opinion, obviously). Currently, we’re in the middle of the Covid-19 quarantine. So, she hasn’t had the same experiences most 5th-graders have prior to entering middle school.… Read More

School Life

6 Ways to Appreciate Teachers During COVID-19

We’ve always suspected that teachers are more than they seem. The clues have always been there: Like when our child comes home and talks excitedly about something they learned that day. Or when they work on a subject without our prodding. Or… Read More

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

To the Parents of the Class of 2020

To all my fellow parents who have a senior in high school, I feel your disappointment. I feel your frustration. I feel your sadness. I feel your shock. I feel the desperation to find the right words. I feel the struggle to… Read More