Middle school can be a difficult time. You can often feel a loss of control in so many areas of your life, which leads to an intense need for coping mechanisms during this critical period; therefore, it is a crucial time to develop healthy coping strategies.
Middle schoolers are still learning how to understand and manage intense emotions, conflicts, and experiences. In addition to that, they are in the midst of a period of significant physiological change. Without a toolbox full of positive coping skills, they are at risk of developing unhealthy or harmful coping strategies that can have a lasting impact on their life.
It is essential to develop a coping plan filled with skills that work best for your students, so I hope you will help them build one after you check out my top 30 favorite coping skills for the everyday lives of teens!