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Middle School: Social and Emotional Articles

10 Ways to Deal with a Teen who Talks Back

10 Ways to Deal with a Teen who Talks Back

Here are some ways to deal with a teen who talks back and shows disrespect.

Your Middle Schooler's Social Life

Your Middle Schooler's Social Life

Think fifth grade was a bumpy ride? Welcome to middle school, the roller coaster of puberty, peer pressure, and social insecurity. As their bodies change, so do their social interactions: middle schoolers are constantly seeking to assert themselves socially as they look for affirmation in their ...

Game On! Educational Picks for Middle Schoolers

Game On! Educational Picks for Middle Schoolers

Playing games can be a great way to learn, and the middle years are no exception. Here are 8 cool games sure to kick learning into high gear.

According to the School Psychologist: Middle School

According to the School Psychologist: Middle School

Expert advice from a school psychologist on understanding your adolescent child.

Talking to Your Boy About Sex

Talking to Your Boy About Sex

Regardless of which parent it falls to to explain relationships and sex to your son, it's an important discussion to have that will benefit your family for years to come.

Back-to-School Checklist for Navigating Middle School

Back-to-School Checklist for Navigating Middle School

Making the transition from grade school to middle school is a huge adjustment, not only for your child, but also for you as a parent. Here's what kids and parents need to know about bullying, sex, and other issues.

Social Graces: What to Expect From Your Middle Schooler

Social Graces: What to Expect From Your Middle Schooler

Education and manners expert Cindy Post Senning says parents play a key role in guiding their children through adolescence to become compassionate and mannerly adults. Post co-authored a book on the subject of teaching manners by age called "The Gift of Good Manners: A Parentâs Guide to Raising ...

Middle School Power Struggles

Middle School Power Struggles

One of the most fun parts of raising children is their love of exploration. As children enter into middle school, one of their favorite things to explore is power: who's got it, how much do they have and how can I get some? Though this may be a difficult exploratory process for you and others in ...

Peer Pressure During Back to School Season: How to Deal

Peer Pressure During Back to School Season: How to Deal

Back to school season means prime time for negative peer pressure. Parents can help their teens avoid peer pressure with these three tactics.

Book Therapy: A Middle School Reading List

Book Therapy: A Middle School Reading List

How can parents encourage independence and help tweens cope with middle school? The answer may be as simple as giving them a good book.