Middle School is all about...
Middle school can be a trying time for many students and parents. It's the time of the awkward transition from dependent kid to more independent teenager (lovingly labeled the "tween years") - and not everyone can escape without a few battle wounds.
Middle school, from an academic standpoint, is all about nurturing that independence - taking responsibility for your actions, your words, and your work! It's a long-haul process that starts in 6th grade and hopefully ends as they are ready to leave for high school.
As your 6th grader enters this new world, you might find yourself with some questions. Here are a few articles I've found that I think captures the middle school spirit for parents:
Getting Ready for Middle School
Tips and Strategies for the Middle School Years
You can also check out more of Joe Bruzzese's videos here, where he tackles all sorts of issues for both middle schoolers and parents of middle schoolers.