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A Parents’ Guide to the Middle School Years

A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years by Joe Bruzzese
Apr 28, 2009 | 180 Pages
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“Bruzzese understands kids and communicates well through this concise guide. …This book is not stuffed with case studies, chatty stories, or horrific went-wrongs; instead, it’s a to-the-point guide for parents and should be well used.”
—Library Journal

“Selective memory probably vaporized the details of your sixth to eighth grade experience. To parent effectively through these years you need to understand twenty-first century middle school reality–the academic challenges, packed schedules, social stressors, and nonstop intrusion of digital media. You’ll also need the terrific twenty-first century coaching techniques provided in this book.”
—Annie Fox, author of Too Stressed to Think? and the Middle School Confidential™ series

“Bruzzese’s perspective into the teen years is dead-on! He covers all of the hard-hitting topics and brings up many new issues that parents need to be aware of. Bruzzese gives advice not only to help ease the transition into middle school, but also to help families tackle the teen years with great success–awesome!”
—Vanessa Van Petten, teen author of You’re Grounded! and creator of

Table Of Contents


• acknowledgments / vi
• Introduction / 1

Chapter 1: Making Friends and Facing Foes 8
Chapter 2: Building Solid Relationships with Teachers 36
Chapter 3: Getting Ahead in Class and Staying There 54
Chapter 4: Achieving Balance between School and Activities 85
Chapter 5: Keeping Kids Safe Online 105
Chapter 6: Thriving as a Family during Middle School 128

• Recommended Resources / 161
• Index / 166

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