Middle School: The Inside Story: What Kids Tell Us, But Don't Tell You by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Do you ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a middle schooler? Now you can find out!
This book couldn’t have come at a better time and I love that it’s put out by Focus on the Family!
I have a 12 year old who is starting 7th grade this month and I am always looking for good ways to communicate with him and ways to strengthen his faith and character.
There are 4 parts to this book-Changes, Parenting, Friends and other problems, and School.
I had to laugh at the first story shared in the book about the difference between a middle school age child and elementary school aged child, because I have that exact situation at home with my two boys!
This book was filled with great suggestions and used alot of quotes and feelings from middle schoolers.
I learned some better ways of communicating to my son about his body changes and to be more sympathetic to his clumsiness and emotions.
I also loved the communication NO NO list of 10 common mistakes parents make in talking to their kids. GREAT list!!
There is also a great chapter about responding to red flags which addresses some serious issues like eating disorders, bullying, depression, etc.
This was a great book to read and I would recommend it to all parents who have children close to this age, or middle school age.
I am going to do as the book suggests and ask my son to read it too and see what he thinks about it.
Good luck to all you parents out there!
I received this book complimentary for blog review from Tyndale House Publishers. All opinions are my own.
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