As parents,* you are important leaders and partners in the life and learning of your young adolescent children as they progress through the Middle Years in school.`
Adolescence is the time of life between childhood and adulthood. Middle Years students are young adolescents, typically aged 10 to 14 and in Grades 5 to 8. While young adolescents are sometimes called junior high students, the term Middle Years is used more widely for this age group in schools around the world, so Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning uses this term in all its teacher/parent resources.
By recognizing the changes and challenges your adolescent children experience during their Middle Years, you can help them be successful at school, at home and in the community.
This website offers parents of Middle Years students:
- information about the changes young adolescents experience
- suggestions and resources to assist parents in helping their children be successful in the Middle Years
- a list of community supports available to assist families (social agencies, 24-hour phone lines)
- insightful comments from Middle Years students and their parents (direct quotes)
Please go to this link to view this worthwhile resource.