Middle School Makeover
THE Guidebook for Navigating Middle School
“Affirming, spot-on advice for guiding kids through the difficult middle school years, blending practicality, and gentle humor.” – Publishers Weekly
“Michelle took the mic and started explaining what happens to kids — physically, socially, emotionally and even technologically — when they reach the middle school years. I rummaged in my purse for paper and pen and started taking notes. Insight! So much insight! Michelle has studied middle-schoolers the way Madame Curie studied radium.” – Lenore Skenazy, author Free Range Kids
“I say it everytime she’s on the show, every parent needs to buy this book!” – Colleen Odegaard, Host, Charlotte Today Show
“Parenting manuals arrive on my desk daily, thanks to a fun gig as a lifestyles reporter and columnist. This is one of the best I’ve read. Michelle writes from a position of authority, having researched, and lived with, her subject: middle schoolers.” – Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune
“Even if you’ve been there, done that with your first child, no two middle school experiences are exactly alike. Icard’s common-sense advice is easy to interpret, without a lot of psychology phrases thrown in. Sometimes when you’re parenting, the most important thing is to realize that you aren’t alone—and this book shows you that you’re right there in the trenches with the other parents of middle schoolers.” – Mamalode Book Review
“Our oldest daughter is heading into 6th grade this Fall and the principal of the middle school recommended reading your book. I’ve now read it three times and carry it around in my purse like a talisman!” – Joy in VA
“I have purchased three copies of your book (only in possession of one) because whenever I lend mine out to someone to read, they inevitably pass it on and it never gets returned.” – Kim in NC
Wouldn’t it be great if middle school came with instructions? Middle School Makeover is as good as it gets, delivering the insider information every parent, teacher, coach or grown-up wishes they had during these awkward and self-aware formative years. Part guide book, part cheat sheet, Middle School Makeover puts all of the, “if I had known then what I know now,” advice into one relatable, easy-to-use package.
Preparing for Middle School ISN’T just for Parents!
Michelle’s hard at work on her second book, this time speaking directly to kids in, or headed to, middle school. She’ll cover everything from getting along with parents to dealing with changing friendships, from crushes to social media, and lots in between. This time, Michelle enlists the insight of an all-new panel of experts: high school students. Expect happier, less confused, more confident kids at the end of this read!