I wrote a book about fifteen years ago for parents titled “Enjoy Your Middle Schooler.” The book went out of print recently (the kids on the cover started to look a bit dated) but this weekend I’ve turned the book into a seminar for parents which I’m doing at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon.
Middle schoolers (or junior highers as they are still sometimes called) are still near and dear to my heart. When I first began doing youth ministry in YFC more than 43 years ago, it was with junior high kids. As a college student I didn’t have enough age or experience to work with high school students, so I was put in charge of a poor unsuspecting group of junior high kids. I found my calling there and to this day feel most comfortable around this age group.