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Middle Schoolers

A Positive Spin on Bossy

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Amy Arndt

t 10, my daughter knew that there was something negative about the word "bossy," but she understood that a simple word choice could turn bossy into something powerful.

Middle Schooler Sends Rapper The Most Adorable Letter

Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment

Posted earlier by Noisey, a North Carolina middle schooler sent an adorable letter to A$AP Rocky, informing the rapper that he is "probably" his numbe...

Growing Pains

Allison Tate | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

He will be OK. He is ready, and he can do this, and it is going to get a lot better than it was today. That doesn't mean that this is going to be awesome. Growing up can kind of suck sometimes -- for kids and for parents.

Why You May Not Want to Let Your Middle Schoolers Date

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

A recent study from the University of Georgia conducted by Pamela Orpinas and colleagues and published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence suggests that the answer may be no.

Spring Break Woes: My Kid is Too Old for Camp

Quia Querisma | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Quia Querisma

I miss the days when I could send them to camps to occupy their little minds and bodies all day. They've since aged out of camps and now they're home all day, vegging out on school breaks. What exactly does one do with big kids on spring break? Allow me to share my theories:

Teacher Allegedly Made Special Needs Student Sit In Cardboard Box

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

A state investigation has been opened at Hudson Middle School in Caldwell County, N.C., following allegations that a teacher forced a student with spe...

Middle School Student Arrested For Piercing Classmate's Navel At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.12.2012 | Education

A 12-year-old student at Moses Middle School in Georgia was arrested for reportedly piercing a female classmate's belly button on campus, MyFoxAtlanta...

Girl Hits And Kills Brother With Truck As Classmates Watch

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.13.2012 | Education

UPDATE: A report by the Orlando Sentinel says authorities believe Cameron got in the truck, but had not fully closed the door before Malecki began to...

Girl Left Unconscious On School Bus After Beating

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.02.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old female student was beaten so badly by seven students between the ages of 12 and 15 that she was left unconscious on the school bus Frida...

The Bus: That Magic Buffer Between School and Home

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

When he rides the bus, my son has time to digest his day, let go of most incidents and settle into his own skin again. Even Clark Kent needed his phone booth to rectify his two worlds.