ERIC Number: ED493732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Managing Middle School Madness: Helping Parents and Teachers Understand the "Wonder Years"
Rowman & Littlefield Education
For many parents and students, the transition from elementary school to middle school can be difficult. This book is a compilation of advice and information to help parents prepare for the behavioral, social, and academic adjustments that students may encounter. In this book, the author offers practical tips on topics such a setting up rewards for grades, preparing for the first day of school, establishing strong parent-teacher relationships, monitoring student friendships, awareness of alcohol, drug, and other chemical substances, teenage pregnancy, bullying organizational skills, and other tough issues like suicide, depression, and eating disorders. Included are worksheets for parents and children and resources that can be used throughout the middle school years. This book consists of 10 chapters: (1) Dealing with the School; (2) Dealing with the Teacher; (3) Dealing with Other Kids; (4) What the Parent Can Do; (5) Parents Helping Parents; (6) Suicide and Other Tough Stuff; (7) Once School Starts; (8) Improving Study Skills; (9) Advice to an 8th-Grader; and (10) Zap 19.
Descriptors: Rewards, Study Skills, Suicide, Eating Disorders, Depression (Psychology), Bullying, Substance Abuse, Pregnant Students, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Middle School Students, Parent School Relationship, Social Networks, Student Adjustment, Incentives
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Middle Schools
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