Helping Kids Transition to Middle School

Helping our kids make the transition into middle school.

Middle School Transition

At around grades 6 or 7, most kids make the transition to middle school or junior high. It’s can be a big change for kids – more like high school than elementary. As parents, we can help them prepare for the transition by discussing expectations explains Harriet Mostache, author of Where Should I Sit At Lunch. “One of the things that parents need to do is to help their child know that the teachers are not going to play as much of a role. They’re not going to do the same kinds of reminders that an elementary school teacher did. So that kids need to learn time management skills, they need to figure out how to deal with getting from one class to another. They need to know that someone is not going to be telling them exactly what to do and when to do it and that they will be expected to do things in a more mature way, and they’re going to have to make some decisions on their own.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Harriett Mostache, author of Where Should I Sit at Lunch?.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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