“Let’s Talk About…”
is a regular Tiger Tidbits newsletter column addressing all things middle school parenting related. 

All historical topics and articles are listed below.

Power of the Deep Read

ROZANNA BARANETS
SPMS LIBRARIAN
12/18/2022

One of the many topics I find myself mulling over more than most involves digital versus printed books.  Recently, my largely un-scientific hunches got a boost of validation when I listened to UCLA Education Professor and children’s literacy advocate Maryanne Wolf share her thoughts on the matter in an Ezra Klein podcast about The Power of the Deep Read.  continue reading>

Anxiety: Is This Normal?

NATASHA STEBBINS
SPMS "TRAIN YOUR BRAIN" COUNSELOR
10/23/2022

This is a common question when it comes to anxiety as well as the range of moods tweens and
teens often experience… continue reading>

Supporting Our Children in Managing Anxiety, Part 2

NATASHA STEBBINS
SPMS "TRAIN YOUR BRAIN" COUNSELOR
9/25/2022

When it comes to managing anxiety, we can never have too many tools in our toolbox.  What works for one person, may not work for another. In this article, I’m rounding up some methods I have found helpful in supporting students during times of distress, and I hope some of these can help you in supporting your child.  continue reading>

A Different Take on Anxiety

NATASHA STEBBINS
SPMS "TRAIN YOUR BRAIN" COUNSELOR
9/11/2022

Worried. Nervous. Scared. Stressed.  There are so many ways to describe anxious feelings, and more and more we are hearing children express feeling overwhelmed and anxious for a variety of reasons.  continue reading>