“We were all hanging out at Jack’s house waiting for Jen. That’s when Mateo’s phone rang . . .” So begins the third book in the Middle School Confidential series. This time around it’s family life that Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle are trying hard to figure out—for example, how to negotiate family rules, routines, and responsibilities. Like previous books in“We were all hanging out at Jack’s house waiting for Jen. That’s when Mateo’s phone rang . . .” So begins the third book in the Middle School Confidential series. This time around it’s family life that Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle are trying hard to figure out—for example, how to negotiate family rules, routines, and responsibilities. Like previous books in the series, What’s Up with My Family? is packed with tips, tools, quotes, quizzes, and other fun features that complement the character narratives. The book offers expert information for getting along with parents and handling common concerns that come up at home. Readers will find advice for dealing with sibling conflicts, coping with divorce and life in a blended family, and being assertive when adults are genuinely unfair. The result? Teen and tween readers are able to strengthen relationships at home even as they become more independent....
|Title||:||What's Up with My Family?|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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What's Up with My Family? Reviews
While I'm not sure that kids will voluntarily pick this up, I really liked this little informational book on how to get along with your family for kids. The size and format is extremely accessible with three issues addressed in the three books in the series. Information is broken up into bite-size chunks including quizzes, quotes from real tweens/teens, lists, tips, and bits of narrative presented in graphica format. I really thought the advice was good, even for adults in terms of how to get along and understanding multiple points of view, especially in emotionally charged situations. I would recommend this for parents as well as kids because it could help both parties get along. It also does a good job of portraying a variety of races and family situations, although not physical disabilities. However, one might argue that it's a little expected that the Hispanic family is large and owns a Mexican restaurant and the African American girl lives with just her mom.
The Middle School Confidential book series provides advice on common middle school issues like self-esteem, friendship, and family relations. Check out the book video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byvAz2...
I'm not sure kids will pick this one up on their own but the messages are great and the layout (a mix of short text, cartoons and suggestions) is very appealing. School counselors should have a this series on hand!