Yellow highlighter circling the words The Middle School Years, roughly Grades 6-8, are a time of enormous growth and change for young people and the adults who care about them. As young people begin to differentiate themselves from their family of origin, it can be easy to forget that they need their schools, families, and networks to continue working together to support their success.

MASFEC’s “Writer in Residence,” Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., has agreed to write a series of posts offering tips that families can use to help students navigate this tricky time. More will be added throughout the 2021-22 school year. Enjoy!