You should only consider this program if you are unable to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search—either because you live outside of the United States, missed the 7th Grade Talent Search deadline to enroll, or did not qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search.Designed for students who missed enrollment for the 7th Grade Talent Search, 8th–10th Grade Option lets students who take the ACT or SAT on their own report their scores to Duke TIP in order to be considered for TIP's summer and academic year programs.Maybe your child envisions texting with someone they’re too afraid to talk to in the hallway at school. Before you freak out, calmly ask, “What does it mean to date someone at your age?
- What if my child gets a bad reputation for dating early?
- What if this is just the first of many steps my child is taking in the opposite direction from me? One of the biggest complexities of dating in middle school is that these are still kids we’re talking about; however, they’re kids caught between two worlds - not little children anymore, but not yet teenagers.
It may be old-fashioned, but keeping adults in the mix is a great way to slow things down.
Related: Two Questions Your Middle Schooler Has About Puberty and Love (and How to Answer Them) Kids in middle school mature at vastly different rates.
It’s a very concrete litmus test for daily, minute-by-minute decisions. What will each and every decision say about who I am to the people around me?