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Remember middle school? Many parents would rather not. It’s often a rough ride, filled with insecurity, peer pressure, awkwardness, and world-rocking change. This book provides practical, hands-on advice for helping your child through this minefield—with information about what he or she is really going through, but isn’t likely to share.

Best-selling learning-styles expert Cynthia Tobias and veteran teacher Sue Acuña reveal what they’ve found by listening to kids when parents aren’t around—and give you insider tips on how to bless your middle-schooler with success in class, at home, and in relationships. Topics include advice for keeping communication lines open, predictable physical and social issues, and solutions for problems like self-centeredness and over-the-top emotions.

I think this book is crucial for parents and teachers to own. It is full of information that is useful for understanding your kids during this very difficult time in their development. They are still so very childlike, yet want so badly to be treated like smaller adults.
I found it very fascinating.
It made me remember 2 conversations I have had with educators.
The first was with a middle school teacher who described middle school children as “Tender.”
The second was with another middle school teacher who described middle school children as “Devils.”
I believe that both of these teachers were right, middle school is a difficult time for both the teen and the parent and teacher involved in their lives.
When reading this book, you will feel a little overwhelmed, which is how I imagine teens and parents of teens feel all the time!
I recommend this book without hesitation.
-Senna
(I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.)

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