In the December issue of Savvy Kids, we took a look at the middle school years. It’s a nearly universal truth that grades 6-8 are some of the toughest for kids to endure, socially, emotionally, and academically. If you’ve got a child in middle school, you’ll definitely want to check out this article. It contains some really great tips on helping your son or daughter adjust to the new school environment, to get organized, and to manage changing expectations from teachers and parents. Of special importance is a sidebar on cyber-bullying, which is becoming a massive problem with kids this age. Our middle school spotlight is featured on page 24 of the 12/11 issue.