Middle School Issues in the News

Articles Focusing on the Social and/or Emotional Aspects of Middle School Life:

This is a great article about how difficult social life can be in middle school.  There are also some great insights into how adults can help when a middle school student is struggling to fit in.  

     Raising Girls Who are "Includers" Instead of "Mean Girls"

I love that a 15 year old came up with this great app to help prevent cyber bullying!

     ReThink

This is a very important article about the messages we send to our children (especially our daughters) when we excuse bad behavior.

We Should Never Tell Our Daughters: "He's Only Mean Because He Likes You"

Good tips on teaching your student organization skills:

7 Ways to Teach Your Middle-Schooler Organization Skills

This is a great article about the importance of monitoring your student’s social media use.

Social Media for Kids: What A Parent Should Know But Might Not Want To Hear

Good reminders about keeping your child safe online:

Let’s Keep Our Kids Safe Online

Articles Focusing on other Hot Topics in Middle School:

Article about TeenSafe, an app that lets you monitor your kids phone messages:

   Monitoring Teens Messages

This article makes some very good points about the importance of letting kids make mistakes:

Why We Should Let Our Children Fail

Food for thought on  pros and cons of technology usage with some interesting statistics:

What You Should Think About Before Giving Your Child a Device

Good insights into the frustrations of parenting a middle school child:

Study Shows Middle School is the Most Stressful Time for Mothers

This is a great article about looking at ADHD in a different way:

ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don’t understand but need to know