How to Connect With Your Middle Schooler: Tips for Parents

Middle schoolers are a tricky bunch. They’re constantly changing, and you never know what they’ll be like from one day to the next.

It’s difficult to keep up with them at times, but it doesn’t have to be that way!  Here are some great tips for connecting and keeping the communication open with your middle school child.

Take a genuine interest in what your middle schooler child is interested in

Listen to songs they like and ask them about their favorite artists.

Keep up with the latest teens pop culture or social media trends

We can ask questions to show our kids we know what’s going on and talk to them when they have tough questions.

Teach and do things together

Whether it’s cooking dinner, learning the guitar, or reading a book; try to find something that is your child’s passion and you can share together.

Take advantage of opportunities to connect when they come up

It’s important that you create opportunities for them to do so at times when they feel comfortable enough with you.

Ask your children how school is going. It’s important to ask open-ended questions here that your middle schooler can’t answer with a simple yes or no.