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Don’t Fear the Middle School Shenanigans and Villains! Try these simple Survival Tips

Are you and your student freaking out about the pecking order, social villains and possible locker room shenanigans?

It’s easy to let your imagination run wild during a big transition.

That’s why we’re covering the 3 Biggest Freak Out Factors with specific tips on how to survive so you and your student don’t get overwhelmed.

In Part Two of Freaking Out about Transitioning into Middle School? Help is on the Way … [1] we’re covering the second Freak-Out Factor, The Friend Drama. 

There’s a lot of jockeying in middle school, especially in the 6th grade, to determine where your student fits in.

And, middle school opens the doors to a new social scene, that can be equally exhilarating, exhausting and distracting.

It can be challenging to block out the cool kids, rumors, flirting and tribal unrest and focus on learning and personal development.

So, what’s the cure to middle school friend drama – learning how to Navigate the Turbulence.

Try these simple Survival tips.




If you’re just joining this conversation and haven’t read the previous articles about creating a smooth transition to middle school, I think you’ll find these helpful:

Freaking Out about Transitioning into Middle School? Help is on the Way … [1]


Fearful about the Middle School Transition? Help is here … Part One [2]

Or, if you’d prefer to come together with parents in your community and you’re in the Boulder or surrounding area grab a spot for this free Coffee Talk: Transitioning to Middle School [3] offered in collaboration with the Parent Engagement Network [4].

The Details:

What: Free Coffee Talk: Transitioning to Middle School [3]

When: Tuesday, May 1st 6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Louisville Alfalfa’s (Community Room, upstairs)

The Parent Engagement Network’s Mission is to Support Parents in Raising Healthy, Happy Youth. Recognizing parents ask the key to building strong families with thriving youth since 2001. If you’d like more information on PEN and the Events they offer, please visit their website: https://www.parentengagementnetwork.org/events/ [5]

Transitions can be challenging.

Resilience needs connection to thrive.

Let’s come together and create that environment in our community.

If you have any specific questions, please post them here.

Chances are, you’re not the only parent looking for answers or suggestions to a tough issue.