Resources for Parents of Middle Schoolers

For the middle school student, survival includes navigating new social relationships, more academic demands, exciting after-school activities, new feelings and body changes, and lots more decisions. It’s a time when family relationships change & connection gets re-defined. Here are a few books and websites that may be helpful resources for your pre-teen & teen during these important years.

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School: Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends. An American Girl Book. 2004.

Speak Up And Get Along!: Learn The Mighty Might, Thought Chop, And More Tools To Make Friends, Stop Teasing, And Feel Good About Yourself by Scott Cooper. Free Spirit Publishing. 2005.

Too Old for This, Too Young for That!: Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years by Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., and Karen Unger, MA. Free Spirit Publishing. 2000.

Body and Mind: Go to the section called “My Life” to read about helpful solutions. The CDC sponsors this site for older elementary and middle school youth. Great to look at with your child.

Stop Bullying Now!: Information, skills, games, and animated webisodes to help teens deal. Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Great to look at with your child.


PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in what you find here should be construed as medical advice pertinent to any individual. As is true with all written materials, and especially information found on the internet, you must be the judge of what appears valid and useful for yourself. Please take up any questions you might have regarding the content of this web site with your psychotherapist or physician.

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