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Successful Middle School Dances

by Lori Sciame November 28th, 2013| School, Tweens
Sweaty palms.  Wildly beating heart. Churning stomach.  Tongue tied in painful knots. Imagine experiencing all these feelings while still trying to look cool and to fit in.  This scenario happens for hundred of thousands of tweens each year all across America.  What is this stress producing event?  The first
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Tweens: Sixth Grade Success

by Lori Sciame September 2nd, 2013| School, Tweens
Starting 6th grade can be a scary experience for 11 year olds. New teachers, new friends, new expectations...it can feel overwhelming to a tween who is entering the doors of middle school for the first time. No longer young enough to be in grade school, but not old enough
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School Success Guaranteed!

by Lori Sciame August 5th, 2013| School, Tweens
A complaint that I hear often from middle school teachers: lack of parental involvement. For some reason, parents who have previously taken an active role in their child's education tend to back off once a child reaches middle school and the tween years. The reasons vary from parent to
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Why a Tween May be Having School Trouble

by Lori Sciame May 13th, 2013| School, Tweens
The tween years can be filled with problems that may cause decreased performance at school. From not getting enough sleep to being unsure about his or her sexuality, a tween may begin to let his or her grades dip. This post explores several of the reasons why a tween