Synopses & Reviews
No wonder it's called "middle school"! If you're in grades 6-9, you're not a child anymore ... but you're not grown-up, either. You have more freedom ... but not enough. Your life is more exciting ... but it's more stressful, too.
Suddenly you have a ton of questions -- about your body and your feelings, family and friends, school and life in general. You're facing a lot of new decisions, and it's hard to know where to go for advice. Your friends? They may be confused, too. Your parents? They might not understand everything you're going through.
This book can help. It's there when you need it, day or night. And it answers all kinds of questions. Like:
What's happening to my body? -- What if I have to get braces or glasses? -- What can I do to feel better about myself? -- Why am I having mood swings? -- What's stress, and how can I cope with it? -- How can I handle my fears and strong feelings like anger, sadness, and grief? -- Why is it so hard to talk to my parents lately? -- How can I get more privacy? -- How can I get along better with my friends? -- What about cliques and peer pressure? -- How can I be more popular? -- How can I study smarter? -- How can I handle school projects and reports, which are a lot bigger deal than they used to be? -- How can I tell the difference between good risks and bad risks? -- How can I manage my money and my time? -- How can I prepare for the future?
Full of straight talk, helpful tips, good advice, and quotes from real kids, TOO OLD FOR THIS, TOO YOUNG FOR THAT! is just what you need to make the most of middle school -- and beyond.
“Filled with information and advice to help ease the transition from childhood to adolescence.”—Booklist
"An informative and delightful guide through these turbulent days. . . . Covers the various stages and changes of the middle school years.” —Voice of Youth Advocates
Quizzes, stories, surveys, and activities for middle schoolers addressing such issues as physical and emotional changes, connecting with friends and family, setting goals, and handling peer pressure.
No wonder it’s called “middle school.” If you’re in grades 6–9, you’re not a child anymore…but you’re not a grown-up either. You have more freedom…but not enough. Your life is more exciting…and more stressful. You’re faced with a lot of decisions…but where can you turn for advice? Your friends are as confused as you are, and your parents might not understand what you’re going through.
Finally there’s a survival guide especially for middle schoolers. Comprehensive, interactive, friendly, and fun, it addresses issues that matter to young people this age. Survival tips cover everything from the physical and emotional changes and how to cope, to dealing with family, friends, and school, to taking charge of your life through good decision making and goal setting.
Packed with facts, advice, quotes from kids, and helpful tips for surviving the in-between years, this is just what boys and girls need to make the most of middle school—and beyond.
About the Author
Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., is director of program development for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. She has written extensively for girls, youth leaders, and professional journals.
Karen Unger is a writer and editor who has contributed to many publications for youth.