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Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years by Michelle Icard

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It’s Not Your Problem

Did you see the movie The Hurt Locker starring Jeremy Renner as Sergeant First Class William James? Sergeant James’s job is to diffuse bombs in a highly volatile and chaotic war environment, to save his own life and those of his fellow soldiers. Under normal circumstances, Sergeant James is a provocative, agitated, need-for-speed kind of guy. But he is just the man you want on your side when the situation becomes a matter of life or death. When he needs to, he channels his frenetic energy with intense focus and calm, blocking out all distractions—even fear.

You are going to encounter a lot of potentially explosive situations as a middle school parent. How you approach them could cause your child to blow up or, alternately, ...

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