Are you the parent of a middle schooler?

Hello! my name is Jen...

aka MamaBookworm 

helping parents of middle schoolers navigate the tween years. 

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parent of two middle schoolers - READING & writing ADVOCATE - DIGITAL STORYTELLER - book blogger

Literacy & learning start at home. 

The middle school years can be tumultuous. Parenting tweens can be hard! During this time of rapid growth, relationships, experience, and positive reinforcement continue the foundation built over the elementary years.  

My goal is to equip parents of middle schoolers with research-based information and enrichment activities to spark creativity and generate interest in reading and writing to nurture tweens and unlock the potential that stems from the purposeful parenting of this age group. 

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Real life. Real stories. 

Because as parents of middle schoolers, we’re in this together. 

When I’m not at my desk writing, you’ll find me curled up with a good book. I’m a fan of science fiction, horror film, running, cooking, and embarrassing my kids by dancing or using words like lit and yeet.

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encourage a young writer day

Do you want to reduce summer learning loss and keep your middle schooler’s writing skills sharp over the summer? Journaling is an excellent way for tweens to strengthen literacy skills, process emotions, foster communication, and have fun! But a blank journal can be daunting, and tweens are apt to lose interest quickly. With this functional journal featuring 90 different journal prompts, middle schoolers get all the benefits of keeping a journal while having a blast.



Best Book Recommendations for Tweens (9-12):

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Lightning Girl

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Dragon Pearl

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Bridge of Souls

Best Book Recommendations for Teens (13+):

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The Inheritance Games

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Bridge of Souls

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.

– Mortimer J. Adler

Need to Keep your tween entertained over the summer?

Download my free ultimate reading list for summer break. Just because they are out of school doesn’t mean they stop learning!

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