Development Tracker -- Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Now that your child is firmly ensconced in her adolescent life, it may seem like the perfect time to "take a break" from active parenting; her behavior may be signaling that she'd like you to bug off anyway. But now is a very important time for you to stick around: Research shows that the more involved a child's parent is during her adolescent experience, the less likely the child is to find solace in drugs, early sexual experimentation or other potentially dangerous activities.

Check out your Eighth Grader's skills and milestones:

Language Skills
Math Skills
Social Skills
Emotional Changes
Physical Changes
Challenges
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