The transition to middle school is a major life event for both parents and youth. Students share many valid concerns and can benefit from talking to peers or adults.
- Getting to class on time
- Finding lockers, classes, and bathrooms
- Keeping up with the work
- Getting through the crowded halls
- 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
Teen Experience Article
By Derek Chan, Student Writer
Below are links PAMF accessed when researching this topic. PAMF, however, does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them.
Harriet Mosatche & Karen Unger, (2000). Too Old for This, Too Young for That: Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years . Free Spirit Publishing, Minneapolis, MN (612) 338-2068. Accessed June 2004.