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Stakes are raised, friends and classmates appear (with new clothes, bags and electronics),  extra-curricular teams kick back up, assessments follow, teasing/bullying heightens, projects are assigned, groups are formed, and the perfectionism that comes along with all...
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The backpacks and lunch boxes are hung, recitals performed, sports banquets held, and report cards sent home. The excitement of summer masks the passing of another year of childhood.

For tweens, there's the on-going push and pull of gaining independence and returning for security. And that rhythm...

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