It could be time for your child to establish a new beginning for himself in case your tween is entering middle school for the first time, or returning to middle school after a long summer break. Transitioning to middle school, or going back to school after a break, is the ideal time for students and parents to consider new goals and strategize on how to achieve them. Take the time to help your child set goals for himself and the school year. You really can't ask for anything more in case your child is doing his best at school. Help your tween understand that it's not the grade that matters so much as his attitude and effort. Make sure your tween has the school supplies he'll need to conquer homework and projects, and help him develop the organizational skills he'll need to stay on top of assignments, meetings, and other commitments. Your tween understand that a positive attitude can make it that much easier to reach the goals he sets for himself and this is also very important in order to help your tween set middle school goals.

 

Help your tween set middle school goals

One goal your child should make before school begins is to stay organized. He'll be more likely to complete them and avoid the last minute crunch in case your child can track assignments and projects easily. Help your tween develop a strategy for homework and be sure you know when big projects are due. Every child entering middle school should commit to finding a new interest or hobby during the middle school years. Middle schools will offer students ample opportunities to join clubs, sport teams, and other school organizations. These years are the years your child should put himself out there and try something new. He might find an interest that he'll carry through high school and beyond. Find out what clubs and other opportunities exist at your child's school and talk about the options together. Making friend does not always come easy for children, but making a new friend and expanding one's circle of friends should be a goal your child sets for himself. It is important that your tween have more than one friend he can count on so friendships may come and go in middle school. Give your child pointers on starting conversations and encourage him to join clubs or teams that might provide opportunities for finding new friends. Middle school is a full drama and it's almost impossible to avoid. If you arm your child with the skills he or she needs to deal with drama, or avoid it altogether, you'll be doing your child a great favor. Encourage your tween to stay away from students who gossip or start drama or fights and make sure your tween chooses his friends carefully.   Talk about what your child might encounter at school and give her tips on what to say to a friend or a peer whose trying to drum up trouble so girls  are especially prone to drama in middle school.