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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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Going at Different Speeds

Helping Your Socially Immature Kid Find a Comfortable Place in Middle School

My daughter’s friends are interested in boys and vampire novels. My daughter still plays with Barbies. Is she going to get eaten alive in middle school? Help.

I can remember the exact moment in sixth grade when my friend Hannah stopped wanting to play the same way I did. We used to run home after school to catch the second half of Days of Our Lives. During the commercial breaks we would play a game we called “Teachers, ” an imaginative game in which we would act out skits that mocked our teachers. They might unexpectedly fart during a lesson, or have crushes on each other, or consume food loudly, or other human things that cracked us up ...

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