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Middle School Success

Adapted from a newsletter sent by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, August 28, 2008.

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Academic Success: Get the Facts

A student's success in middle school creates habits that are healthy and will benefit them as they go to high school and beyond. 
What can you do to ensure your children reach their maximum potential? It's easy; just remember the vowels:

A - Advise your teen to get involved in behaviors that are safe, fun and removed from drugs, such as sports or other extracurricular activities.
E - Establish clear rules with clear consequences and encourage and reward good behavior, but more than anything, be a role model for your kids.
I - Involve yourself in your teen's life.
O - Overlook your fear of having sensitive conversations, and look for the opportunity to talk with your kids.
U - Unite yourself with the rest of your family, other parents, and
organizations in order to have the support of others.