The transition to middle school is a major life event for both parents and youth. Worries and concerns are normal, but it can help to talk to friends or adults.
Things that May Worry You
- Getting to class on time.
- Finding lockers, classes, and bathrooms.
- Keeping up with the work.
- Getting through the crowded halls.
- Aggressive or violent behavior from other students.
- Less connection with parents.
- Less free time.
- Attractiveness and popularity.
- Increasing peer pressure.
- Development changes associated with puberty.
- Increased parental expectations.
- More responsibility.
Remember, you’re not alone — other kids your age are dealing with the same concerns. The best thing you can do for yourself is to talk about your feelings, fears and thoughts with your friends, family, parents or other caring adults.
Last Reviewed: November 2019