Family resources


What to Expect in Middle School:

Strategies for Handling the Transformation

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Talk to parents who’ve been through middle school with their children and they will lament that they had no idea what was coming. The change kids experience as they transition from elementary school to middle school is seismic.

Here’s the good news! You do not need to feel in the dark, because experts know what to expect. One of our favorite psychologists—Dr. Lisa Damour, author of the New York Times bestseller Under Pressure—shares her top 10 list of what to expect in middle school. For each behavior, she explains why it happens, what we might be tempted to say or do, and finally, what how we should handle it.


Social Media and Online Safety

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Instagram

We know that as a parent it may be hard to understand what your kids are doing online. That’s why we’ve shared these resources.

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Social Media & Anxiety

Learn to recognize the warning signs of anxiety disorder and help your kid keep social media use healthy and productive. This article is written by Caroline Knorr at Common Sense Media.

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Helping Kids deal with cyberbullying

Finding out that your kid has been cyberbullied is emotional for parents. You or your kid might want to retaliate, but it’s best to help your kid defuse the situation, protect himself, and make rational efforts to put a stop to the bullying. Here are the immediate steps the Child Mind Institute recommends for parents.


HealthY Living

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What you need to know and how to talk to your kids about Vaping

Healthy Eating TIPS for the Whole Family

How much sleep do I need? (A guide for teens)

Although it has been around for over a decade, vaping’s popularity exploded in 2017, taking many families, schools and healthcare providers by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults , in the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produce by using the vape device.

Whether you have a toddler or a teen, read the article for five of the best strategies to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits.

Most teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. Getting the right amount of sleep is important for anyone who wants to do well on a test or play their best in sports. Unfortunately, many teens don’t get enough sleep.