February 18, 2020

 As parents, sometimes we have to suppress the urge to jump in and problem-solve for our kids.  Here's a great piece about the importance of letting teens vent, meeting them with empathy and how to guage whether they actually want our help.

January 29, 2020

Got middle schoolers? Whether you are raising the life of the party or a wallflower, this is a fantastic piece about the power of friendship and the influence of peers. A worthwhile read! 

July 17, 2017

Popularity and the difference between likability and status.

October 18, 2016

Managing friendships and personalities is challenging, to say the least.  Here's a developmentally appropriate piece on the topic.

September 23, 2016

Don't you want to scoop up this little girl and give her a hug?  This is a great piece on girls and relational aggression, and what parents can do to help.

August 27, 2016

Parents of girls: Here is a helpful article, with lots of words of wisdom, from Rachel Simmons re: relational aggression. Some behaviors can really bring out the Mama/Papa Bear in us, but I love the message that "difficult moments are learning opportunities... they tea...

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