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The Manual to Middle School: The "do This, Not That" Survival Guide for Guys (Paperback)

The Manual to Middle School: The
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The transition from elementary school to middle school can be particularly difficult for boys. Too big to be little and too little to be big, they face the perfect storm of changing bodies, rushing hormones, and learning challenges. They may now begin to struggle with grades, behavior, and relationships with family and friends. Boys are often frustrated and embarrassed by trying to figure out on their own what to do and what not to do in this new environment with new expectations.

Jonathan Catherman and his two sons--one current and one former middle schooler--offer boys ages ten to twelve the practical help they need to make the move to middle school as painlessly as possible. The "do this, not that" format covers a hundred relevant topics and situations middle school boys will face, including school lockers, bullies, test taking, cell phone use, homework, gossip, leadership, respect, sports, and many more.

About the Author

Jonathan Catherman is the author of the bestselling The Manual to Manhood and is a leading education trainer specializing in the character and leadership development of youth. An award-winning cultural strategist, Jonathan speaks worldwide about the principles and strengths that empower greatness in children, teens, and young adults. As both a parent and a professional, Jonathan is committed to assisting young men in the making to experience success and significance as they mature into manhood and lifelong leadership.Having survived middle school, Reed Catherman is a musician and aspiring stage performer who is committed to earning good grades, building quality relationships, and developing his talents.As a middle school student, Cole Catherman is an explorer, Boy Scout, and ambitious young engineer who brings fresh insight into the concerns and questions guys have about moving up to middle school.The Cathermans live in North Carolina. Learn more at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780800728472
ISBN-10: 0800728475
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Publication Date: July 4th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English