Tag Archives: Tweens

Spendthrifts or Tightwads?

Spenders or savers? Instant gratification shopper or Ebenezer Scrooge-style miser? Most of us fall into one camp or another when it comes to making financial decisions. But do our children also have strong feelings about spending money at an early age? To learn more about children’s feelings on spending and saving, a recent University of

A Day of Service, Community and Celebration

Teens and tweens will enjoy a school holiday on January 15 to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Opportunities abound to join family, friends and neighbors in a day of service and celebration, providing an impetus to discuss social justice.

Advice from tween Zollipops founder Alina Morse

As a 7 year old, Alina Morse visited a bank with her father, Tom. The bank teller offered her a lollipop but her dad explained that she should decline because lollipops were not good for her teeth. “Dad, why can’t we make a lollipop that is good for your teeth?” Morse questioned. That experience inspired

Ele’s Place— A Healing Center for Children and Teens

Ele’s Place is a nonprofit community-based organization in Ann Arbor dedicated to creating awareness and support for grieving children and their families. One in 20 children will experience the death of a parent before they graduate from high school, while many more will experience the death of a sibling, grandparent, friend, or other significant person.