Quabbin Regional Middle School

Resources

The middle school years are filled with opportunities for tremendous growth academically, socially, and personally.  However, early adolescence can be a trying time for families. Parents often report that as soon as their children entered middle school, they changed dramatically. They are no longer the kind, thoughtful, fun children they were in elementary school. Their mood swings are tough to take and family members are frustrated and confused.

The following resources can be helpful in guiding families through this difficult period. Additionally, a bit of humor often goes a long way. Check out these titles and websites.

BOOKS FOR PARENTS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN

Parents’ Guide to the Middle School Years
Joe Bruzzese, M.A.

Help! My Child is Starting Middle School!: A Survival Handbook for Parents
Jerry Parks

How to Help With Your Teen’s Homework (Without Doing it for Them): A Guide for Parents of Middle School and High School Students
Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life
Ana Homayoun

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers New Edition: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively
Gary Chapman

I’d Listen to My Parents If They’d Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens
Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.,

Odd Girl Out
Rachel Simmons

Odd Girl Speaks Out
Rachel Simmons

WEBSITES

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/making-the-move-to-middle-school/

http://www.education.com/grade/middle-school/

http://www.middleschool.net/resources-middleschool-students.htm

http://www.radicalparenting.com/2011/06/07/50-best-parenting-books-for-families-with-teens-and-tweens/

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Parenting-Books-Parents-Tweens/lm/R1C6M3L9UTHT2V

STUDENTS- LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT CAREERS!!
http://www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml

HELPING YOUR TEEN WITH HOMEWORK
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/help_teen_homework.html