If you think your child's school schedule will be a little less busy now that he's in middle school, think again. Middle schools will keep your tween, and you, as busy as ever. Prepare for a year's worth of events: dances; carnivals; field trips; concerts and plenty more. If your child signs up for a school play, or a school sports team, your schedule will be even busier.
The upside is all of these events give your child and you the opportunity to learn more about the school, the other students and your child's own interests. Participate, if you can, and encourage your tween to find an activity to join or attend. Middle school doesn't last all that long. High school is just around the corner.