Top 10 Places to Take Middle Schoolers in Champaign-Urbana


Wondering how to entertain your tween and young teen in Champaign-Urbana? We have some ideas for you, from middle school students themselves!

Survival Parenting: They Grow Up

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Single mom Bethany is raising three boys on her own, and those boys are getting older by the day. No more splashing in the kiddie pool- they are swimming with the sharks now.

Champaign-Urbana Area Summer Programs for Older Kids


Summer programming for big kids? It’s out there.


Sometimes telling the difference between and teen and tween is extremely difficult! (Photo courtesy of

If you have a teen or tween girl in your life, you will want to check out the Be the Benchmark courses starting on October 14th – to help them become more confident young women who will create lives that have impact far beyond their imaginations – setting the BENCHMARK for their generation.

6 Songs Your Teen Needs on Her Back-To-School Playlist

Music for teens inspiring them to be their best!

Be the Benchmark offers six awesome stories (in the form of songs) to set your daughter on the right path of confidence and success this school year