As school counselors, there are many times when we don't have all the answers or don't have a lot of time to share the knowledge that we do know...due to the fact that our students are not always receptive to what we wish to share. This is especially true of middle school counselors. Middle school counselors assist students who are developmentally caught in between a rock and a hard place! You all know, I make no qualms about my experiences of being a middle school counselor. I deem it as one of the more challenging times of my career. However, had I been privy to Tween Time back then, I would have had one more great tool in my tool box. Erainna Winnett has done a great job providing possible solutions to the problems of today for young people. This book provides tweens the opportunity to think critically about situations and possible scenarios they may encounter on their way to becoming teenagers. This book is not just great for tweens, but for parents too! I am sure there are parents who could benefit from knowing about bullying, cyberbullying, peer pressure, cliques and the pressures of making friends through the eyes of a tween. Moreover, this book teaches skill building, which is critical today. As school counselors, we know that teaching young people skills is priceless, because once a skill is learned...you have the capacity to utilize it for the rest of your life.
Tracy is a School Counseling Supervisor with a PhD in Counseling, National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Distance Certified Counselor (DCC), Educational and Vocational Guidance Practitioner (EVGP), blogger at The Extraordinary School Counselor, a place where one can find information and resources for today's school counselor...with an occasional rant thrown in the mix!, and Extraordinary School Counseling, LLC which provides resume reviews for school counseling graduate students and school counseling professionals.