Motivating middle school students

Middle school is a time a great change and turmoil for your children. Your middle schoolers are trying to adapt to:

You may observe:

Some ways you can help motivate your adolescents include:

Make sure that your child knows, deep in his heart, that you love him for what he is and not for what he does.

Adapted from the U.S. Department of Education, MY CHILD'S ACADEMIC SUCCESS - Helping Your Child through Early Adolescence - Helping Your Child Series at