Learning How to Kiss A Frog. A Presentation Designed for Parents and Families of Middle School Students. Katherine Kennedy . Presentation Goals & Objectives. Help parents and/or families better understand their adolescent child Familiarize parents and/or families to our middle school program
A Presentation Designed for Parents and Families of Middle School Students
“It seems as though it happened overnight.”
Adapted from James P. Garvin’s book, Learning How to Kiss a Frog
Do you have concerns or other questions about your adolescent child?
Do you need answers?!
Frog: (n) Youngsters between
the ages of eleven and fifteen
During these years, adolescents are:
This is the result of critical physical, intellectual, social and emotional development, not of poor parenting or schooling!
During this period, parents and/or families MUST:
This is NOT an easy time for your child, and it is crucial to your youngster’s development that you…
LEARN HOW TO KISS A FROG!
The following websites have excellent information and advice for
parents and families of the middle school student.
New England League of Middle Schools – Parent Page
SAMHSA’s child, adolescent, and family resourceshttp://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/ChildrensCampaign/parents.asp
MiddleWeb’s Parent and Community resources
National Education Association’s help for parents
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Administration for Children and Families
Teen Health Issues
School-Family Partnerships for Children’s Success
Learning How to Kiss a Frog
Garvin, J. (1994). Learning how to kiss a frog. Topsfield, MA: New England League of Middle Schools.
National Middle School Association, (2003). This we believe: Successful schools for young adolescents, Westerville, OH: Author.
Schurr, S.L., Thomason, J. & Thompson, M. (Lounsbury, J.H. eds), (1996). Teaching at themiddle level. Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company.
Now go and kiss your frog!
(in private, of course…)