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Teach Your Teen Personal Responsibility: Five Easy Tasks They Can Do on Their Own

Have you ever wondered what you can do to teach your teen personal responsibility? You’re not alone. Confession: I’ve woken up my teenager for school every day since he started kindergarten… This year, it bit me in the butt. During the first week of my teen’s sophomore year, I forgot to act as his human …

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Why Participate in a Buddy Read?

A buddy read is when you read a book at the same time as someone else so you can discuss it–either during the process or once you’ve finished. Think of a buddy read as a mini-book club with more flexibility and less pressure. On Goodreads, the Nothing But Reading Challenge Group classifies different types of …

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Epic Middle School Read Alouds Sure To Excite Your Tween

When kids hit 11- and 12 years old, it’s challenging to find appropriate read aloud material. They abandon middle-grade fiction and gravitate toward young adult and adult fiction. Intellectually, they’re ready to transition to adult fiction, but often the mature content gives me pause, especially for read alouds. For many reasons, this in-between stage is …

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