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Jennifer O'Donnell

The Ups and Downs of Middle School

By January 28, 2013

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My oldest is now in high school, but I realize that her school study habits really congealed during the middle school years. It was in middle school when she took an independent turn and began fine tuning the skills she'd need to make it through high school. Skills such as prioritizing her time, getting ahead on school work when she knew she had a busy week ahead, and asking for help when she encountered a problem.

It didn't happen all at once, but gradually and over the enter middle school experience. But in the end her newfound skills proved helpful and necessary at the high school level. Of course, now her sister is working on developing the skills she'll need for high school and beyond. But I'm not expecting any drastic and sudden changes. This will take time as well. And we will work through it together.

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