Jul 29, 2014

Middle School: The Inside Story ~ What Kids Tell Us, but Don't Tell YOU. #review

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GWT8WZS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00GWT8WZS&linkCode=as2&tag=molo2re-20&linkId=RGOGGSVXBSOFGAW7Remember middle school? Many parents would rather not. It’s often a rough ride, filled with insecurity, peer pressure, awkwardness, and world-rocking change. This book provides practical, hands-on advice for helping your child through this minefield—with information about what he or she is
really going through, but isn’t likely to share.

Best-selling learning-styles expert Cynthia Tobias and veteran teacher Sue Acuña reveal what they’ve found by listening to kids when parents aren’t around—and give you insider tips on how to bless your middle-schooler with success in class, at home, and in relationships. Topics include advice for keeping communication lines open, predictable physical and social issues, and solutions for problems like self-centeredness and over-the-top emotions.




My Review:
I loved this book! With my oldest on his way to Jr High in just a few weeks, I was excited to finally have some insight into what in the world might be going on inside his head - LOL.  I know that praying for my children every day, especially when at school is so important, but additionally, I also need to know what other ways I can help them deal with the pressures of school and life.  In Middle School: The Inside Story, I found practical ways that I can focus more on their relationships, understanding, and troubleshooting the reasons behind what is sometimes considered awkward behavior.

The authors state "many parents are caught off guard by the change in their children when they begin the transition out of childhood and into adolescence." The authors bring hope to those who are frustrated and lost about what to do with their child at this age.  I have recently begun starting conversations with my son based on some of the tips in this book and have found that at times it is a good way to get him to open up about what he is thinking and feeling, at other times he just has "no idea" why he acts or responds in negative ways.

I am so glad that I was able to review this book at this time, as my son is the first of three children to go to Middle School and go through all the adolescent changes.  I hope that as I continue to use this book as a guide and reference that my children and I can survive the journey from childhood to adulthood together and remain close in our relationships with each other.


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