Information for Preteens: Middle School
The transition to middle school is a major life event for parents and preteens. As a preteen, it is normal to experience different worries and concerns about starting this new chapter in your life.
Throughout your middle school years, you will build your mind, build your body (sports), and develop relationship skills that you will use your entire life. The best thing you can do is talk about your feelings, fears, and thoughts with your friends, family, parents, or other caring adults. You are not alone – other youth your age are dealing with these same concerns.
This section of our site deals with issues around school and the relationships you have there. Listed below are some common concerns and worries you may experience as your prepare yourself for life during middle school.
Common Student Worries
- Getting to class on time
- Finding lockers, classes, and bathrooms
- Keeping up with the work
- Getting through the crowded halls
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Concerns Students May Also Struggle With
- Aggressive or violent behavior from other students
- Less connection with their parents
- Less free time
- Attractiveness and peer status
- Physical development differences between males and females
- Increasing peer pressure
- Development changes associated with puberty
- Increased parental expectations
- More responsibility
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Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013