The Middle Years Ministry

Formerly "The JH Uth Guy", THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors and Anyone Else Working in
Pivotal and Important 5th-9th Grade Years. The “Middle Years” are not children’s ministry, not high school ministry, and are more than just Middle School/Jr. High. It is a unique and specialized ministry, where the final lifelong faith decision are made.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

News U Can Use: "Tween Girls Need Their Mom's to Talk To Them"

"Dear Fellow Fifth Grade Moms,
I’ve been wanting to talk to you for a long time.

I’ve had questions about whether or not you allow your girls to use certain apps, how you plan to talk to them about sex, what you think about academic achievement and homework, and how you think we can best protect our daughters from pressures (to be sexual, to drink, to try drugs) during junior high.

But right now I want to talk with you about something that feels even more pressing: their friendships, and how they treat each other.

This is a dark time for women, or perhaps more accurately it’s been a dark time for women and girls for a long time, and we thought things were getting better and they haven’t, they aren’t, or at least not enough....

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