My daughter started her second year of Middle School last week. After a year of being a 6th grader at the bottom of the school's totem pole, she was excited to return to a place that she'd formerly found intimidating. It was no longer a new and scary world. She was returning to school as a seasoned, worldly (dare I say a little jaded) 7th grader.
And because my daughter apparently knows everything about everything, I sat down with her to ask about what tips she might have for kids (and parents) who are just starting Middle School this year, and feeling a little nervous.
She had a lot to say. Parents, feel free to pick and choose from these nuggets of wisdom… and edit accordingly.
ON MEAN KIDS
Daughter: Middle School is really hard if you go it alone. You need friends who will watch your back when the mean kids start coming around.
Me: Are there always mean kids? At every school?
Daughter: Yes. I mean, not to freak anyone out, but mean kids are everywhere. But it'sRead More »from From Mean Girls to Geeks: A Teen's Hilarious Guide to Surviving Middle School