Helpful Tips for Family Tech Agreements

Thinking about creating a family tech agreement and looking for tips? A family tech agreement is a set of rules about how devices like smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, and gaming consoles are used in your home. Besides establishing boundaries for screens, these agreements encourage families to come together and discuss healthy technology use. A familyContinue reading “Helpful Tips for Family Tech Agreements”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #7

In BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, I share nine “friendship truths.” These truths help preteens and teens (and adults) navigate relationships with more social awareness. I’m diving into the Friendship Truths in this series of posts. Here are the posts about Friendship Truths #1, #2,  #3, #4, #5,Continue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #7”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #3

During the research phase of writing BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, I honed in on nine “friendship truths.” These truths are simple but easy to forget, especially during times of struggle.   I share these truths in my work and my book because they help normalize kids’ experiences. WhetherContinue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #3”

Three Truths About Kids’ Friendships

Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult, friendship gets tricky sometimes. This article shares three friendship truths to guide kids as they head back to school. Our social lives are constantly evolving, especially during childhood and adolescence. Some changes are positive, like making new friends. Others are hard, such as dealing with conflict, betrayal,Continue reading “Three Truths About Kids’ Friendships”

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.