Middle School can be the worst for both parents and kids! Puberty and hormones have suddenly made an appearance and everyone feels awkward and out of place. This is often the first time tweens and teens will start to pull away from their parent and they're mood swings and attitudes can add to the strain your relationship is under. But it is crucial that you hang in there with them. They're feeling insecure and testing boundaries and they need your support now more than ever. It isn't easy parenting a middle schooler, but you can not only survive these years, but come out stronger on the other side.