This is my first blog post for Montana Parent Magazine in 2017. I’ll link to the entire essay once it’s published:
My twins are only in the sixth grade, but they’ve already started attending school dances. They love them, look forward to them, enjoy them immensely. I would never have reacted that way at their age, but sixth grade, for me, was the top of elementary school rather than the first year of middle school. That’s a big difference, literally and symbolically.
But dances aren’t what they used to be…