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Middle School Transition Tips: My Elementary Student is Going to Middle School?

“The thing I remember most about middle school was how tough it was. You’re not quite an adult, but you’re not a kid anymore.” Jen Walters”

It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own person; and all too […]

5 Tips: Talking To Your Kids About Infidelity – Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods recent confession and discussion about his treatment has drawn attention to the effects of infidelity on the entire family. Unfortunately, Tiger is not alone, couples every year are faced with how to talk to their kids about infidelity. How much do you tell them? How should the hurt parent express their feelings […]

Hugs Banned in Portland Oregon Middle School? – Daily Buzz – Jada Collins

How close is too close? A middle school in Portland, Oregon shocked the nation when the principal banned “hugging!” USA Today highlighted the ban on hugs and stated that there is a national trend in setting restrictions on disorderly and troublesome conduct in public schools. So, the question still remains, “how close is too […]

12 Media Self-Esteem Test Questions: How Media Influences Body Image

Images of the female body are used to market everything! Toothpaste, shampoo, cola and sports cars! Beautiful women—and every body part—sell almost anything from potato chips to sport cars. Female celebrities and entertainers are becoming thinner, taller and younger. Fashion magazines are saturated with articles suggesting that if a woman can simply lose weight […]

Private Drugs in Private Schools

It is often believed by educators, counselors, and parents that children and adolescents are shielded from drugs and alcohol, in the private school sector. However, children and adolescents are part of a much larger society, of which private schooling is only a part. Furthermore, the face of private school is changing as students matriculate […]

When to Talk to Your Kids about Sex – HPV Vaccine for Children?

Psychologists used to recommend talking about sex a year before puberty, but now children on average are exposed to pornography at age 8 due to the internet and pop ups. So families are scrambling about how to talk to an 8 or 9 year old about sex. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and […]