The Write Approach to Summer

Kids sometimes lose progress in their academics over the summer months. Summer is a time when worries over school dissipate and kids enjoy some relaxation. However, if you have a bookworm in your house, you know that this is also a time when a lot of tweens catch up on reading. Locally, Findlay has many

Local classes teach tweens the importance of nonviolence

With the current coverage of violence and negative events in the media, we sometimes forget to focus on the good in life and on the ways we can promote kindness and nonviolence. With the introduction of Project Peace in local schools, kids and tweens K-12 are introduced to skills to help them lead a more

Discovering what causes low self-esteem and how to combat it

Valuing mental wellness along with physical wellness is extremely important, especially in tweens and teens. While they are subject to amazing new experiences and opportunities, tweens often struggle with finding their own self-worth and self-esteem. Low self-esteem is becoming more common, so it’s important that tweens are reminded of their personal value. The Esteem Epidemic

The Ins and Outs of Tween Romance

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Often this means classroom parties, treats, and showing those special people in your life how much you love them with flowers, cards and chocolates. And whether you are ready or not, the day will come when your child will start showing interest in a Valentine of their own. This can bring up a lot of questions about

Tween ambassadors

  Need more proof that Hancock County is a great place to raise kids? The HancockWood Electric Cooperative Trustees recently recognized three Youth Leadership Council delegates who were selected to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual meeting. The representatives from the Hancock-Wood County area were selected from 10 counties in the NW Ohio

Bluffton Library Chill Zone for Tweens

Tweens, as they mature, need some independent time, but they also need to socialize in a positive environment. They can do both with the Bluffton Library’s Chill Zone. After school on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm (except for holidays), any tweens or teens from grades 6-12 are welcome to relax at the Library’s designated hangout. Play games,

A 1940s Nutcracker coming to Marathon Performing Arts Center

Caitlin Smith loves a challenge. That’s one of the reasons she spends nearly a dozen hours a week in classes and rehearsals with the Findlay Academy of Ballet. “Ballet pushes you,” said Smith, 14, a home-schooled eighth grader from Findlay. “It’s hard and when you finally get something it feels really good and it’s a

Findlay First Edition Ranked 11th In The Nation

Committed, hard-working and dedicated are just a few adjectives used to describe  the talented high school students involved in Findlay First Edition, or FFE, Findlay High School’s show choir. Started in 1984 by JD Smith, the choir completed its 32nd season with a host of accomplishments. In April, the group won the regional FAME Chicago

Tips for your Pokemon Party with a Findlay Flare

Parents get misty-eyed when their children out grow traditions like trick-or-treat. But older kids can still play around for Halloween with a Pokemon Go-themed party. Halloween costumes graduate to “cosplay,” and the game’s unique draw—socializing—can be in full effect for tweens, teens, and adults too! Treats for Trainers Gather candies in the Pokeball’s signature red,