Tuesday, July 21, 2015

News U Can Use: "Preparing Your Tweens for the Scary New World of Jr. High"

Nothing is harder for kids to adjust to than the teenage years. Adding to the emotional rollercoaster of puberty and changing bodies and minds, kids have to move from elementary school life to junior high or middle school.

Anxiety, depression and heightened stress levels are known to increase significantly when young teens make this transition.

According to the American Psychological Association, researchers at the University of Michigan found that children's grades drop dramatically, on average, during the first year of middle school and that children become "less interested in school and less self-assured about their abilities."

So how do parents help their children cope during this tumultuous time in their young lives?

Read more at http://national.deseretnews.com/article/5195/6-ways-to-prepare-your-tween-for-the-scary-new-world-of-junior-high.html#bsKyp0FzLdgA5tPr.99