Parenting Middle Schoolers

As they say, there is no book on parenting. Instead, nowadays, there are unlimited websites, blogs and podcasts!  Here are a few resources that we think might be helpful as you and your child navigate the Middle School years.

Social Emotional Learning at Home!

Find resources from CASEL to learn how you can support the Social-Emotional Learning of your child(ren) at home.

Instagram! Know how to talk with your teen!

It is hard to keep up with social media. One way is to maintain an open line of communication between you and your kid(s) about what they are using, when they're using it and how it's going. Educate yourself so you'll feel more prepared!

Get Your Child Involved

Oyster River Middle School offers many extracurricular activities. Being involved outside of the classroom is a great way to for your child to develop cool skills, create new friendships and challenge themselves in fun and creative ways!


If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.  Our Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.


Parenting wired kids can be difficult, especially if you didn't grow up with the same technologies. These resources can help.

Thought Provoking TEDTalks on Parenting

Kids don’t come with a manual, and parents don’t get grades to affirm they’re doing things right. These talks speak to the complexities of parenthood, offering unusual insights and hard-won advice.