Teaching Organizational Skills
Has this happened to you? Your once-thriving elementary school student hits middle school and starts to stumble. She forgets to hand in homework. Or, doesn’t bring the homework home or doesn’t know where or what the homework is. It’s the evening before a test, but your teen left his textbook in his locker. Or, on a Sunday afternoon, your daughter announces there’s a project due Monday morning. Teachers complain. Grades suffer. Chances are, you’ve got a disorganized student on your hands. Read More.
Introduction to Middle School Tweens
Talk to parents who’ve been through middle school with their children and they will lament that they had no idea what was coming. You do not need to feel that way because most of what happens is no surprise. Here are some middle school tips to help you survive. One of our favorite psychologists — Dr. Lisa Damour — shares her top 10 of what to expect in middle school. Read More.
Your Teen Daughter is Hiding Away in Her Room. Normal?
Our teenage daughter is always in her room. She turned 13 and started asking everyone in our family to knock on the door before entering. This is new to us. Should we be worried she wants so much privacy? And how much is too much? Read the Answer.
Middle School Friendships: What To Do When They Change (Often)
Middle school is challenging for so many reasons—academics become more difficult, schedules fill up with activities, and, in what might be the most treacherous terrain for kids and parents alike, friendships change. Read More.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKEOVER: Improving the Way You & Your Child Experience the Middle School Years
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RELIEF IS HERE. Middle School Makeover is a guide for parents and educators to help the tweens in their lives navigate the socially fraught hallways, gyms, and cafeterias of middle school.
This book helps parents, teachers, and other adults in middle school settings to understand the social dilemmas and other issues that kids today face.