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.

Mean or Bullying Behavior? Helping Kids Understand the Difference

Do you and your kids understand the difference between mean and bullying behavior? Understanding the difference helps kids know how to navigate each situation.

How to Help Boys Manage Relational Aggression or Bullying

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.