Sexting is defined as the action of sending sexually explicit photos, videos or messages via mobile phone or the internet. Middle school counselors and teachers are concerned about the behavior as it is becoming increasingly common.
Social/Emotional activities and experiences help kids develop skills to better understand their world and connect with others. These downloadable activities open the door for conversations about emotions, conflict resolution, self-care as well as friendship.
When kids understand the difference between tattling or snitching and reporting it helps them feel safe to report unsafe situations.
Over the past year, I’ve been talking with tweens and teens to gather research for my next book, which explores the weird stuff that happens in middle school. I’m amazed by the honesty of students and their understanding of the underlying reasons driving social behaviors. (such as cliques, gossip, chasing popularity, etc.)…
Imagine being a tween or teenager today. Every day you’re bombarded with selfies and images that are edited to perfection.
It takes Herculean inner-strength not to constantly compare yourself to others!
As parents, it’s hard to see our kids experience friendship problems. This article shares steps to help your child develop healthy relational skills.
There’s a big difference between fitting -in and belonging. Tweens and teens understand and experience the difference everyday.
Do you and your kids understand the difference between mean and bullying behavior? Understanding the difference helps kids know how to navigate each situation.
Research finds that girl boy friendships are important because they give kids a chance to explore themselves outside of gender scripts an more.
Mean girl behavior, or relational aggression isn’t just for girls. Boys experience these painful interactions and may not realize it’s a form of bullying.