Tag Archives: Tweens

Directing the Digital Drama

“Do not prepare the road for your child, prepare your child for the road.” This practical piece of wisdom proves even truer when applied to cyber safety, which is more pertinent now more than ever as children spend more time on their screens than pre-coronavirus.  Encourage self regulating and self monitoring  Monica Abdelkodous, a school

Teaching Teens Mindfulness

Although schools do their best to provide children and adolescents with coping skills, sometimes the important skill of mindfulness cannot fit in the digital, test-centered school curriculums.

Coaching the Coach

Parents intervening in children’s team sports I officially became a “soccer mom” last year when my eight-year-old daughter joined her local soccer team. On a traveling soccer team, you witness many games besides your own and a variety of teams, and I’ve been shocked to witness parents shouting aggressively at coaches…and even other children. In

We Survived The First Year Of Jr/Sr High School…and you will too

Last year as my twins finished sixth grade, my anxiety bubbled to the surface. All summer long, I worried about their impending transition to the junior/senior high school for seventh through twelfth graders. As August approached, my fears grew more intense as I thought of all the unanswered “what if” questions that rattled through my