By: Deirdre Littlefield I’ve read so much and even written about how difficult middle school is for our children. Their world seems to have turned upside down as friends find new groups and they explore their own personal boundaries. Academics become less important as peer pressure revs up. It’s a confusing time but they will … More Middle School Mama Friendships
By: Barbara Schwartz The baby’s crying, you haven’t slept for more than two hours straight in a month and you have no idea when you showered last. Welcome to motherhood! For the next eighteen years, your child is your top priority. You will work around their schedule. You’ll sleep around their schedule. You’ll eat what … More The Changing Role of Parenthood
By: Heather O’Neill How will our kids ever become capable young adults if we don’t give them the opportunity to be? I work with high school students and see how important it is for them to be able to manage their lives independently. Ideally, parents are involved in their children’s education – helping them with … More Are We Helping or Hurting Our Kids?
By: Deirdre Littlefield I love watching your excitement as you prepare for the first day of Middle School. Your folders are labelled, hair is brushed, and your thick, new socks are pulled to the knees. I’m not sure if I should warn you about these next few years or just let you learn on your … More It’s Time For Middle School
By: Carolyn Coleman I am really starting to wonder “where has the time gone?” My son just started his senior year of high school; he’s a student athlete, so he just signed his “National Letter of Intent” to play college basketball. As parents, we pride ourselves on getting our kids ready for college and … More Where Has the Time Gone!!!
By: Anne Marie Holloway I sat with my head resting on my knees in one of my favorite quiet spots atop a handmade stool that my husband built over a decade ago. It was a gift designed for my oldest daughter so that she could reach the sink when she was first learning to brush … More A New Stool