Tweens

Local Principals Offer Tips for Success for Your Middle Schooler

It’s that time of year once again! Children of all ages are headed back to school, ready for new experiences and adventures. Many students...

Local Summer Job Opportunities for Teenagers

As the excitement of summer approaches, so does the need to keep kids busy. For high schoolers, finding a summer job may be a...

Schuler Books’ December Reading Recommendations for Kids

Ann Arbor’s Schuler Books has gathered its updated list, for December, of books they would recommend for children and young adults. These lists provide...

6 Things Your Teen Needs But Doesn’t Know How to Ask For

My daughter’s eyes were filled with tears and my voice was louder than it needed to be. We were arguing over something trivial and...

Identifying the Issue of Internet Addiction Among Teens

The internet and computers are ingrained tools that help ease lives and allow resources to remain readily accessible to society. While these tools can...

What NOT To Say To Your Teens… If You Want Them To Talk To You

Tips For Parents Every parent of teens knows how difficult it is to get them to talk. If they’re not in the mood, and you...

Tips to Support an Anxious Child

By Sarah Lyons Anxiety is a feeling of unease or nervousness that often goes along with an upcoming event or something with an uncertain outcome....

10 Ways to Help Your Kids When the World Feels Scary

“I don’t understand. Why did this happen, Mom?” My daughter looked at me, her eyes a mix of confusion and sadness, and fear. I wanted...

Parenting the Video Game Fanatic: How To Encourage Other Interests

By Cheryl Maguire “It’s time for karate class,” I said to my 13-year-old son. “Do I have to go?” “Yes.” This has been a common exchange between us...

Is your Child Addicted to Social Media?

By Laurie Bertke In light of media coverage about the harmful effects that apps such as Instagram can have on young people, many parents are...

9 Fall Must-Reads for Middle-School and YA at Literati

As a children’s literature enthusiast, I was thrilled to see that quite a few of the new books being sold this fall for middle-school...

Teens, Tweens, + Screens: How Much is Too Much?

Tweens and Teens are facing screens more and more, but how much screen time is too much? Is this even the right question?