Browsing articles in "Middle School Issues"
Jan
27
2013

Five Reasons Tweens and Teens Have Problems Making and Keeping Friends

Guest Post By Agnes Jimenez There is nothing worse than watching your child struggle in school whether they are having problems academically or socially. Although it is usually fairly easy for parents to help their child improve their grades, it is much more difficult for them to help their child make and keep friends. Before parents …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessDon’t Let Your Child Be A Compulsive EaterHow to Handle the Class [...]

Nov
30
2010

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Many of us have memories of childhood bullies that made our lives, or the lives of someone we knew, miserable.  As many of you have learned from the news, bullying is more prevalent now than ever.  Bullying is not a single or occasional incident, but is defined as a series of incidents in which one …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Nov
21
2010

How to Help Your Child Transition to Middle School

In Elementary School, my son was an A student. Now that he is in seventh grade, he is barely a C student. How can I help? Teachers know this to be the most difficult and one of the most important stages in a young person’s life. It is a time of transition between childhood and young …Related Posts:SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR STUDYING HABITSA Time & Place For Homework

Jun
24
2010

There is NO such thing as ‘Privacy’ on Facebook:

If you seriously believe that anything you put on Facebook is private, you’re living on a different planet.  Facebook and any other form of social media communication and even e-mails are not private.  Just ask all those CEOs whose e-mails have been subpoenaed for court cases or the teens who threatened to harm someone at …Related Posts:How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized TestsUse the Telephone & Improve Relationships with Parents & StudentsCommon SAT Errors [...]

Apr
10
2010

Teens, Tweens and Chemical Abuse

It’s not just the usual illicit drugs and abused prescriptions which parents need to be concerned about anymore. I’ve recently learned of several tragic incidents caused by middle school students “huffing.” Although the practice of abusing common chemicals found in products from glue to carpet cleaners to aerosol cans has been around for …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Dec
6
2009

LET BOYS BE BOYS – BUT LET THEM BE GENTLEMAN TOO

I am the mother of three boys, ages three, five and eight. They are constantly pushing each other around and fighting to be first at whatever they do. I feel like I’m a general in the army that has to go around shouting orders all the time. Any ideas to help me get some piece …Related Posts: Advice From 1st Grade for Presidential DebatersHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with [...]

Nov
28
2009

Do You Know What’s Playing on Your Child’s iPod?

My kids are going around the house all day singing the song “I Got That Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas.  Is  there  anything wrong with that? I’d heard parts of this song on the radio and when I saw this question, it started playing on repeat in my head. It’s such a catchy tune that …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

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