Introduction: How and Why This Book Works
Middle school has never been easy. For that matter, neither has being a parent. Put them together and . . . “Hey, you got your parenting into my middle school years!” meets “You got your middle school years into my parenting!” and . . . eureka! Like the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ad, what seems like a calamity ends up being a great combination. By the time you ﬁnish this book, you’ll see how parents and middle schoolers don’t inevitably have to clash and you’ll learn ways you and your child can work together to make these next few years easier and more enjoyable.