Middle Schoolers: The Most Maligned And Misunderstood Age Group

Mar 15, 2023

One of the parents at my center sent me an article by Deborah Farmer Kris titled: “Your middle school child is the most amazing person.” I loved this author’s perspective on middle schoolers and wanted to give a play therapy perspective.

The author makes four points in the article that I add play therapy-based insight on:

– Middle schoolers are a jumble of contradictions
– Let your face light up
– Don’t take their outbursts personally
– Remember that your child is listening

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