Where Do I Fit? Big Questions Adolescent Girls Navigate

What is it about adolescence that intensifies social changes and struggles, especially for girls? The answer lies in some big questions girls navigate during this phase.

Yes, Sexting Happens in Middle School. How to Talk to Your Kids About It

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 Kids Activities (FREE)

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.

The Surprising Reasons Middle School Students Start Dating

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.)…

“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”- A Mantra for Tweens and Teens

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!

Guiding Kids through Friendship Problems – The Yoda Way

As parents, it’s hard to see our kids experience friendship problems. This article shares steps to help your child develop healthy relational skills.