Plan ahead and make adjustments to pave the way for a strong transition from elementary to middle school.
Give older middle schoolers what they need, not necessarily what they think they want.
An idea for helping kids understand that their activities are not the only thing happening in your family.
Help your kids as they change homes and re-establish routines during the school year.
My daughter, Sam, and I were on our own for 12 years. During that time, my girl grew from a little girl to a teenager, and with each passing year, one thing remained consistent: back-to-school chaos.
Your child is changing. Is your parenting?
Middle schoolers can be clumsy. Here is a way to help your child through those awkward growth spurts.
My first day of middle school stands out clearly in my mind. My family had just moved from the city to a farm, and I didn’t know anyone. I scanned the gymnasium full of tweens sporting blue jeans, plaid shirts and brown-sack lunches, and I suddenly felt awkward standing there in my Raggedy Ann jumper …