Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

January 28, 2015
by Frances
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Playing the Game: High School

You have just picked up your eighth grade student at the end of the school year–squealing out of the middle school parking lot, turning on two wheels as though Satan himself were behind you. You have never been as relieved … Continue reading

June 21, 2014
by Frances
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Middle School: Three Levels of Hell Part 3—‘Guidance’

A good guidance counselor can be the salvation for a kid at any level, but particularly in middle school when their self-image is being formed and so many things can go wrong.  We were fortunate enough to have access to … Continue reading

May 27, 2014
by Frances
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Middle School: Three Levels of Hell Part 2—Dividing

This is the day your child’s much awaited test scores are released at Dante’s Middle School.  As you sit in the anointing of success meeting parent informational meeting that follows the release of the scores, you suddenly begin to suspect … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
by Frances
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Middle School: Three Levels of Hell Part 1—Discipline

It’s a big day…..late summer, sweltering heat, but the air is charged with excitement as you and your child get into the rope lines directing you through the registration maze at the middle school.  Some faces are familiar and you … Continue reading