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“Ways to Survive an Irritable Child.” #MiddleSchool 😩😩😩
There’s a whole section on bullying. Specifically, online bullying. “It’s a new thing that the kids are having to deal with. There was bullying when we were younger, but it turned off when we left school. It never turns off now.”
“Hormones, irritability, friends become more important, they start keeping more secrets...” OMG #MiddleSchool
These kids are going through so much. #MiddleSchool
Back Talk. Manipulation. 😩 #MiddleSchool
Meanwhile, I’m ALSO tryna put this Transformer together for the 7yr old. Help??? #MiddleSchool
Door’s def supposed to be the other way. Smh #6thGradeOrientation
🗣I AM EVERY WOMAN. IT’S ALL IN ME! #6ThGradeOrientation
It’s ok to acknowledge kids are going throughout things we didn’t have to deal with. You can totally say “take away the phone, disconnect” while ALSO acknowledging that internet bullying is bad. We know Middle schoolers can be assholes. Add 24hour access? Ofcourse it’s bad.
For instance, I was 19 when Columbine happened. 1 year out of highschool. Know what I never had to deal with that middle schoolers/highschoolers have to? A schoolmate shooting up your school. Those are just facts. Kids aren’t weak. Times are diff. We need to acknowledge that.

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