The Middle School Years
Achieving The Best Education For Your Child, Grades 5-8
- 170+ page book
- 30-minute audio program
- All the ideas, strategies, and resources you need to make the most of your
child’s middle school years
Studies have shown that the middle school years are key to a child’s high school and college success. This book, written by a former Ivy League assistant director of admissions, offers a detailed approach to successfully guiding your child through this challenging time and shows you how to become your child’s advocate at school. Michele has completely revised the original book which has been out of print for over a year. Finally, Application Boot Camp is able to offer a new and enhanced version for less than the price of the out of print original.
Dr. Michele Hernandez wrote The Middle School Years and Mimi Doe joins her in the audio companion.
The Middle School Years Package includes:
- What your child should be learning, if he/she is on track
- How to foster a deep love of learning
- How to help your child become more organized
- The truth about standardized testing
- How to get your child into advanced classes
- A 30-minute audio with even more strategies and suggestions
- BONUS: Top Tips for Organization and Success
Testimonials for The Middle School Years
— C.U., Parent of a Middle School student
“This book should be read by all parents before their children are admitted to school. It is second only to Bad Teachers by Guy Strickland. This books provides not only great tips but includes examples on helping your child reach their potential. It truly gives great insight in finding the best school to meet your child’s needs.”
— M. W.
“I purchased several books on this topic, and found that this one by Michele Hernandez was the most thorough & helpful. I recommend it if, you too, are seeking to help your child get organized & receive the most from his or her middle school (and beyond) years.”
— V. Y.
Absolute Must Read!
“This is practical advice that is easy to follow and so necessary for helping your middle school child. This book gave me the confidence to get my 13 year old to get out his notebooks, show me what he had to do, and told him that if his grades were not acceptable, I would be checking his notebook more frequently. I realize I only have a short window of time until I will leave it totally up to him and this book gives great suggestions for getting your student on their way to a successful educational experience.”
— L. W.
Highly Recommend This Book!
“Having taught at the Middle School level, I highly recommend this book for the parents of children in grades 5-8 who are concerned about their children’s education. Ms. Hernandez does understand these “unique” developmental years and how not to let the child’s education slip through the cracks.”
— B. B.
About the Authors
Dr. Michele Hernández and Mimi Doe cofounded Application Boot Camp® LLC after publishing their best-selling book, Don’t Worry: You’ll Get In in 2005. Application Boot Camp® LLC is a company devoted to empowering high school students from around the world in the college admissions process.
MIMI DOE is the award-winning author of Nurturing Your Teenager’s Soul: a Practical Approach to Raising a Kind, Honorable, Compassionate Teen, Busy but Balanced: Practical and Inspirational Ways to Create a Calmer, Closer Family, and 10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting: Nurturing Your Child’s Soul, and was a finalist in the Books For a Better Life Award.
Mimi and Michele co-authored Don’t Worry You’ll Get In!, Set Yourself Apart: The Ultimate Guide to Top Summer Programs, and Application Boot Camp®: Self Guided Program.
Doe founded the popular web site, SpiritualParenting.com, and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University.
Dubbed a “parenting guru” by Ladies Home Journal, Mimi is the preeminent expert in the area of instilling balance and awareness in the household. Doe is featured in weekly segments on The Hallmark Channel’s New Morning TV, and has appeared on Oprah and the CBS Early Show. Her work has been covered in such publications as Child, Parenting, McCalls, Family Circle, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, The London Independent, and The Washington Post.
Mimi is an advocate for children and teenagers and believes that in the college admissions process, knowledge is power. Her work writing, Don’t Worry You’ll Get In with Michele and co-founding Application Boot Camp® is an effort to lessen the stress associated with this frantic process. It’s her mission to make applications and admissions less stressful by fully informing kids as well as supporting them in presenting their true selves.
She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband and two daughters when they are home from college.
Dr. Michele Hernández
DR. MICHELE HERNANDEZ is known as America’s premier college consultant through her work with high school students and her best selling books: A is for Admission (Warner), The Middle School Years (Warner), and Acing the College Application (Ballantine).
Hernández has been featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs including Newsweek, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Atlantic Monthly, The Today Show, CNN, and MNSNBC.
As an assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College for four years and the academic dean of a private high school in South Florida, Hernández has crafted a unique angle for assisting students gain admissions to the most selective colleges, incorporating her “inside perspective” on the admissions adventure.
Dr. Hernández graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1989 and went on to earn a Master’s degree in English and comparative literature from Columbia University and a doctorate in education. She is married to Bruce Bayliss, former headmaster of the International School in Portland, Oregon. They have two children, ages 15 and 9, and three golden retrievers and a Gordon setter. The family lives in Weybridge, Vermont.