16 Moms Reveal What They Wish They Knew Before Their Kid Started Middle School

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For most parents, the middle school years are incredibly difficult to navigate. Unlike during the elementary years, in middle school there are real social, physical, and hormonal changes taking place that make these three years a true test of patience. And today kids have to go through all of these changes while being on the Internet!


We asked parents who've already been through the wringer what advice they wish they would have known before their children started middle school, and one thing became very clear: It's an emotional roller coaster for everyone.

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It's normal to feel nervous about helping your child transition into middle-school mode. But here, 17 parents share their best tips, tricks, and advice to help you survive the transition.

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