Middle school is putting serious pressure on young teens. We need to worry about homework, tests, high school, college, etc and we are only age 12,13, and 4.. We don’t need all this stress worrying about if we don’t do well enough in school or worrying about having a good job. We are just kids! On April 24, 2016, Jennifer O’Donnell gave her opinion about academic pressure on www.verywell.com. She said, " they look young, but in middle school students are feeling the pressure that was in the past reserved for high school juniors.." In middle school students are told about competition that occurs for us now so we can enter good high school magnets programs. Pre-law, Pre- medical .... Pre- SATs and more. Some of the pressure can come from staff members at school, it also occurs from parents. Resist the attempt to push your child so that they can enjoy middle school. They’re still growing up, and don’t need more stress and more pressures than what they already have. Save the college discussion for us when we are there older and in High School. You’ll be glad that you looked rather at programs that help us strengthen our basic skills so we can easily learn what is needed in High School.
Denny B. or Renaissance @ palms west charter