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Positive Parenting: Moms of Middle Schoolers

Middle school is tough for kids and new research shows that it may be even tougher for their moms.

An Arizona State University professor tracked moms’ well-being through the development stages of their kids from infancy to college.

In Positive Parenting with Melissa Smith, we are talking about one researcher who found that moms are more distressed and feel the most challenged during kids’ early teen years.

Luthar says husbands and partners can offer good support, but moms need a “sister network” as well.

Her authentic connections program is 12-weeks of one-hour sessions.

She runs the sessions either on video or sometimes in person.

for a link to her sessions.