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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 often […]

By |April 22nd, 2010|Anxiety, Blog, Children, Family, Parenting|0 Comments

Social Skills

Is your student struggling with making friends?

Are Girls Meaner Than Boys?

Can’t we all just get along? The answer seems to be, “no,” especially among adolescent girls. We have all heard that girls are meaner than boys, but some studies report that girls are simply more “aggressive” indirectly. Psychiatrists call it “indirect aggression.”

What is indirect aggression?

Indirect aggression is also called “social” aggression. When closely analyzed, this […]

Tips to Relieve the First Day Back to School Nerves

For most students there is the fear of the unknown when going back to school.

Will my teacher(s) like me?
Will I make friends or what do I say to make friends
Will my classmates like me?
Will I have a lot of homework?
Can I make it on time to my classes?
What do I wear the first day?
Will I […]

By |September 3rd, 2009|Anxiety, Blog, Children|0 Comments

Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

What is their goal today?
• To learn
• Be polite
• Greet and affirm the teacher
• Greet and affirm my classmates – Make Peer Feel Like a Million Bucks
• Stay focused
• Stay out of trouble What are you supposed to do in class?
• Raise my hand
• Let other’s answer the questions before […]

By |July 29th, 2009|Blog, Children, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments

7 Steps to Help Parents Who Are Clueless About Cyber Technology in Teen Dating Abuse

Having a teen dating is a big enough challenge without worrying about their internet and cell phone connections! However, in today’s relationships, land lines are a thing of the past and parents are unaware of whom their teen is communicating with. MySpace, other social networking sites, and texting, all remove the parent’s awareness of what […]

By |November 11th, 2008|Blog, Dating, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Teens, Updates|0 Comments