Because today's children seem to grow up so fast, middle school has become the new high school. Concerns about homework, social issues, techlogy, and emotional health confront parents earlier than they would like or expect. Educator and parent Joe Bruzzese offers practical, empowering help for parents along with guidelines for their children, such as rules for using cell phones and tips for productive parent-teacher relationships. This streamlined guide helps parents and their families move toward the goal of t just surviving, but thriving in the middle school years.
Joe Bruzzese is a professor in the graduate school of education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a featured writer on middle school information websites, namely Suite 101 and Squidoo Family, and frequently speaks at national educators' events.