Providing Support and Guidance to Your Child
It is importan to undersand that middle schoolers can challenge and frustrate even the most patient and caring parents, but when parents take a look at all the changes middle schoolers are going through, it's much easier to understand why they act the way they do. Below are some ways you can help support your child during these challenging years.
When children go through puberty, they often feel self-conscious and embarrassed by the things their bodies are doing. You can help your child develop a postive self image by:
Reassuring them that the changes they are going through are normal.
Teaching them about personal hygiene
Helping them choose clothes that are flattering and in style
Middle schoolers are often moody. They can be up, down, happy, sad, and confused. These mood changes are NORMAL! Their bodies are going through a lot.