Middle school is a time of an awful lot of change for your student. When your child is in middle school, they’re experiencing rapid brain development. The realms of social emotional learning become a major priority for your middle schooler’s brain, and you enter into a period where teaching them how to practice empathy increases in importance.
Movies, TV Shows, YouTube channels, and book series have all been dedicated to the high school experience. Sure they’re fun to watch or read, but most of them don’t show the real experience. The drama of those high school shows or books are fun, but they don’t really prepare you for the parts of high school outside of the social aspects. Sure, navigating the social side of your transition is important, but what about academics?
Middle school is an exciting time for a young person. It’s that time when an overwhelming number of things are “in between” for your child. They can play with toys from their childhood in the morning but talk about big plans for their adult future by afternoon; they’ll shrug off your hugs and kisses as embarrassing at times but still crawl into your lap when they’re feeling low.