Children and Family Resources
Helpful links when your family is experiencing grief.
Children experience loss in many ways. The loss may be an external object, an environmental loss, a skill or ability, a habit, the protection of the adult world, or a future. View full article here.
Helpful links as you navigate the online world with your child.
Every parent wonders about this before the big purchase. Here are 3 important questions to ask before making the purchase. To view full article, click here.
Helpful links in talking with your kids when there is a crisis.
Helpful links for Parents of Tweens.
When I was a teacher I could never understand what happened to the 2nd graders during summer vacation. When I walked out the school doors in May and returned three months later, they were noticeably more grounded and grown up. It was part of a dramatic shift from being a child to preparing to be an adolescent. To read the full article, click here.
Although this is written for older kids, this all applies to tweens. To read the article, click here.
I have two teenaged daughters, but I remember when my girls were in third through seventh grade. Big life changes happen as they discover who they are and where they fit—into their family, with friends, boys . . . and everything in between. No wonder they call it the ‘tween’ years. To read full article, click here.
Parents often ask me how to get along with their suddenly volatile preteen daughter. It’s a shock when your previously sweet little girl starts tantrumming again. Twelve year old girls can be moody, over-dramatizing, self-centered, focused almost solely on friends, close-mouthed, surly, back-talking and condescending to parents. They can, of course, also be mature, affectionate and delightful, but at their worst they’re a cross between the most challenging aspects of toddlers and teens. To read the full article, click here.