I created this handout for my parents and it has worked well! Middle school is exciting but challenging for students and parents. And after nine years of teaching at this level, I noticed many of the same questions and concerns popping up. This is why I created this handout. My goal is to offer parents and guardians a bit of practical support. This handout can be shared at Back-to-School night or handed out or posted early in the year. As a parent and teacher, I know how tricky it can be to find the balance between supporting your child enough and over-helping! This handout provides parents with some practical tips along with the over-arching tasks and goals that constitute the middle-school experience!