Dear Middle Schoolers

Dear Middle Schoolers, I admit it. I'm a sappy grown-up. I weep every time I watch E.T. and get choked up during graduation ceremonies. That scene in Toy Story when the Mom is getting ready to send her son off to college? Just. Don't. Hell, a decent marching band can open the floodgates sometimes. So it's... Continue Reading →

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The Santa Clause

In a few months, my son turns eleven. Like most kids his age, he dreams of owning an iPhone. Unlike many kids his age, he doesn't have one. No iPhone, no smartphone, no phone of any kind. But before you start to feel bad for him, don't. He has a laptop, an iPad, access to the family's... Continue Reading →

Tweenage Wasteland

I'm suffering a case of whiplash. Not from an accident in the pedal or be killed bike lanes of Copenhagen, but from watching my not-quite-eleven-year-old waffle back and forth between being a little kid and teetering on the edge of being a teenager. Has there ever ben a more apt slang term than tween? When I... Continue Reading →

No One Likes a Smart Ass, and Other Words of Wisdom for my Middle Schooler

My son graduated from 5th grade this week. Sayonara primary, hello middle school. There were speeches and a song, recollections and recommendations. Come August, they'll be chucked into the murky waters of middle school to swim with the big fish. That's right, chickadees: in eight short weeks your macaroni art and phonetic spelling primary school... Continue Reading →

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