A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
Roxy Krawczyk, Middle School Teacher.
Parenting a tween can be a daunting task. We often hear parents bemoaning the alien that seems to have taken over their sweet, darling child and left them with a moody, defiant teenager. They worry that this new phase will be permanent, and they worry even more that they are ill-equipped to deal with it.
Never fear! The transition from childhood to adolescence is indeed a marked one, but it is simply another phase of normal human development. Knowing what changes are taking place inside your adolescent’s body and brain can help you understand what to expect, and being aware of their shifting needs and priorities can help you keep your own expectations in check. The tween years can look different for each child, but there are some developmental markers that are universal. Knowing what’s coming will help you maintain your sanity, and theirs.
The children are enjoying this year’s Alcuin Montessori summer camp. We have many camp themes to choose from. Our weekly sessions let you give your child a great variety throughout the summer. Whether your child is new to Montessori or a pro, this camp is a great way for them to discover, learn and grow in a safe and fun environment.
Become part of the Alcuin Montessori School community this summer and have your children experience “Fun with a Purpose!” The children have work on beautiful art pieces, have made their own theater production, and are learning French. We still have Spanish, Science and more coming our way.
The elementary children have already visited the Sears (Willis) Tower, the Notebaert Nature Museum, and more.
There’s still time to join us for one of these themes:
Art - June 15-19
Theater - June 22-July 1
Nature - July 6-10
French - July 13-17
Spanish - July 20-24
Science - July 27-31
French - August 3-7
Ages 6-12 (1st through 6th grades)
City Explorations - June 15-19
Spanish - July 6-10
Community Giving - July 27-31
Visit our camp page to register!
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