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Middle school matters : the 10 key skills kids need to thrive in middle school and beyond--and how parents can help

by Fagell, Phyllis L.,

Format: Print Book 2019
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A counselor and popular Washington Post contributor offers a new take on grades 6-8 as a distinct developmental phase--and the perfect time to set up kids to thrive.

Middle school is its own important, distinct territory, and yet it's either written off as an uncomfortable rite of passage or lumped in with other developmental phases. Based on her many years working in schools, professional counselor Phyllis Fagell sees these years instead as a critical stage that parents can't afford to ignore (and though "middle school" includes different grades in various regions, Fagell maintains that the ages make more of a difference than the setting). Though the transition from childhood to adolescence can be tough for kids, this time of rapid physical, intellectual, moral, social, and emotional change is a unique opportunity to proactively build character and confidence.
Fagell helps parents use the middle school years as a low-stakes training ground to teach kids the key skills they'll need to thrive now and in the future, including making good friend choices, negotiating conflict, regulating their own emotions, be their own advocates, and more. To answer parents' most common questions and struggles with middle school-aged children, Fagell combines her professional and personal expertise with stories and advice from prominent psychologists, doctors, parents, educators, school professionals, and middle schoolers themselves.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When the words middle school are mentioned, most adults recall a time when they felt awkward both physically and socially. No matter the school setting, the transition between childhood and adolescence can be challenging for kids. Counselor, mother of three, and Washington Post contributor Fagell encourages parents and educators to consider the middle-school years in a different way. Instead of a rite of passage for kids to survive, the years between elementary and high school are a crucial time to teach kids how to thrive. She highlights four essential areas: social skills, values and integrity, empowerment, and resilience and learning. Each chapter begins with a list of key skills to focus on, ranging from how to make good friend choices and negotiate conflict to how to self-advocate and make responsible, healthy, and ethical choices. Fagell includes relatable examples from her years of guiding middle schoolers and concludes each chapter with top tips for parents and helpful conversation starters. Readers will appreciate Fagell's straightforward advice on the wide array of challenges that can appear during the influential years between elementary and high school. This is a must-read for all parents and educators of kids in this unique and often misunderstood age group.--Melissa Norstedt Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Middle school education -- Parent participation.
Middle school students -- Social conditions.
Home and school.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xix, 298 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-280) and index.
ISBN 9780738235080
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