Came across this interesting article online this weekend; just now getting around to posting it. It had some good perspectives on the changing world of tweens -- kids between 8 and 12 years old.
Some of the issues my generation dealt with (I'm 33) in high school are the issues facing today's middle school students. And the issues of my generation in middle school are now the issues for today's mid- to late elementary school age kids. This has all kinds of implications for any of us who work with teens, but it also affects people involved in children's ministries.