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10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Make it your goal to peak later in life. Make good choices that set you up for a bright future. If you're not a superstar now, that's OK. This simply means there are better things ahead as you continue to evolve and learn.

8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My '80s 8th Grade Self

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

If he won't hold your hand, acknowledge you in the halls or even look at you at school, but he likes to make out with you after school in the orange grove... he's probably not that into you.

Reliving Middle School in Middle Age

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

I hope that what I tell my daughter will also be true for me, so I keep my head down and assure myself that this will pass in time.

ACH! Menopause and Mean Girls, They're Still Here!

Amy Koko | Posted 05.10.2014 | Comedy
Amy Koko

Here I am, an independent, confident woman with five pounds around my middle that don't seem anxious to go anywhere. Unlike my ex-husband and much beloved 30 Rock, they are telling me, "Don't worry kid, we're with ya for the long haul." Much to my dismay I knew something had to be done.

Life Lessons We Learned From The First Day of School

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Columnist Leigh Newman looks back on the dos and don’ts of that horrible, wonderful first day back in the classroom -- and how they apply to us toda...

Bullies and Bras

Rayya Elias | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Rayya Elias

when I look back on my own experience as a child and pre-teen who was bullied after moving here from another country, it occurs to me that the adults in my life -- even those who loved me -- played a part in the bullying too, whether subtly or directly.

Middle Schooler Suspended For Red Hair

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

Hannah Adams, a 13-year-old student at Riverside Middle School in Greer, S.C., received a week of in-school suspension for coming to class with her ha...

Boy Forced To Pee In Bottle At School?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

A 7th grader at Klein ISD in Houston, Tex. says he was forced to urinate in a plastic water bottle after his teacher denied his plea to use the restro...

A Letter to My Son As He Adjusts to Middle School

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Hey Charlie, It's late as I write this -- even the cats look sleepy -- but I was just watching a documentary on HBO that made me think of you. It was...

Hair and Ego: Part Two, Adolescence

Emily Farache | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Farache

In my unconscious quest to both identify myself apart from the crowd and connect to the "real me," I got my first perm. It was a disaster. Or a tribute to Elizabethan hair fashion, depending upon your outlook.

How To Launch A Nationwide Drug Menace

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

Last week, the media was filled with headlines like "Sniffing Trumps Weed for 12 Year Olds," (CBS) and "Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern,...

School Praise: A Daltonian Remembered

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amanda Guinzburg

Daltonians: keep your beacons burning. Gather your courage and lean on each other. Go on until you can again go forth. Do it in his name.