At Princeton Montessori School, we believe that supporting your parenting is just as important as supporting your child’s growth and development. This week we held our first parent education session called “The Middle School-Aged Child,” hosted by our Middle School faculty. This engaging and informative session helped parents learn more about what’s coming up in the next stage of your child’s development.
The Middle School Faculty covered a lot of information and wanted to follow-up by sharing a few resources that were mentioned at the meeting.
- Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.
- A blog that was mentioned about how one parent explained the changes happening in her child’s brain: https://joeberhardt.
- A list of helpful resources for talking to your child(ren) about the physical, emotional and cognitive changes coming in adolescence. While this list has many books specifically for girls, some of them are for both sexes (“Will Puberty Last Forever?” for example) and many of the series have a counterpart book for boys ( e.g. “The Care and Keeping of You” has a “boy” version called “Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys”). https://www.
amightygirl.com/books/ personal-development/health- wellness/maturing-puberty/non- fiction?age_range_filter=5
- Another helpful list of books for elementary through high school: http://nymag.com/