The transition from elementary to junior high can be very challenging for your child. There are so many changes to navigate: higher academic expectations, intensified expectations for individual responsibility, pubescent emotional and physical changes, navigating the social environment, etc., and trying to figure out their own identities--where do I fit in? The following are links to articles with parent tips to help students be successful in managing the difficult transition from elementary to junior high:

 

GoodTherapy: Tips for Parents for a Successful Transition to Middle School

 

National Education Association (NEA) on Transition to Middle School


Edutopia Transition Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators