Middle school is a critical time in a child’s development. In preschool and preparatory school, the environment was comfortable. The kids were nice to each other. The work wasn’t challenging. The kids were praised for any effort they put forth. Suddenly, they get to middle school and that little monster, puberty, strikes. Kids start feeling more self conscious than they have in the past. Sometimes those insecurities cause them to tear each other down. Sometimes, the internal scars that a child picks up in middle school shapes the self-image they have in high school and beyond. Often, the transition that a middle school child goes through takes their focus off of academics, and hurts their education.
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