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Tag: middle school

What Middle Schoolers Are Saying That Parents Need to Know

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Middle schoolers often get a bad rap. They are seen as one of the toughest groups to work with and rightfully so. This group...

Sexting and Middle Schoolers – How Do We Handle It?

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*Full Disclaimer* I am not an expert on adolescent psychology or sexting. I'm just a mom with a few ideas trying to figure this...

Middle School Is Hard, and Even Harder as a Mom

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Middle school was hard for me. It was quite possibly the most miserable two years of my life. Kids were mean, I was awkward, and...

Not Our Problems to Solve:: Adolescent Social Struggles are Normal

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As moms, we want to solve all our kids' problems. But maybe their problems are not our problems to solve? We pull up to the...

My Kids Have Cell Phones Because It’s Right For Our Family

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"Do your kids have cell phones?" This is a question that comes up in a lot of parenting groups I’m a member of. There is...

Parents Need to Talk to Each Other:: Teamwork in Teen Parenting

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Just the other day, an article popped up on my facebook feed that said "We Need A Middle School Moms Support Group, ASAFP Please."   YES!...

Adventures in Middle School Parenting:: A Series for Parents

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You may have read some of my posts about my uber confident pre-teen daughter and how I was sure I’d screw up momming her...

Your Child’s Mental Health:: What to Do in a Crisis

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This post is sponsored by Rogers Behavioral Health, a not-for-profit, independent provider of specialized mental health and addiction services for adults, teens, and children. Offering...

Teen Depression Is Real and It’s Not Your Fault

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Teen depression is real Full disclosure: I am not a professional in any way. I’m just a mom to a new teen, trying to figure...

Talking to Tweens: The Power of Empathy

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We were driving to new student orientation for the summer theater camp he was excited to attend in a few weeks when the words...