2012 • Volume 17 • Number 2
Which is harder, being a middle schooler or being the parent of one?
In This Issue: Sometimes I don’t know what is harder—being a middle schooler, or being the parent of one. I’ve always felt that the wounds your child receives cut you more deeply than those received personally. I often say that seventh grade was the worst year of my life. Many of my friends echo that sentiment. But when my daughter was in seventh grade, that was a brand new exercise in vicarious misery; and while it would be hyperbolic to say that my child’s seventh grade year was the worst year of my life, it was certainly wounding to both of us.
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