The Middle Years Transition Notes
(Grades 5-8) In between ‘The Training Years’ and the ‘The Coaching Years’ is ‘The Middle Years’. This is a critical time of development morally, physically, and spiritually in the life of a child. Just when parents think things are going well, their child moves into the middle years and an entire new set of challenges present themselves. This presentation discusses how parents can know when they need to use their authority in dealing with their pre-teen, or when they can start moving to working with this child by the power of the parent’s relational influence.