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Too Old for This, Too Young for That!
Your Survival Guide for the Middle School Years (Updated 2nd Edition)
Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., and Karen Unger, M.A. 
Too Old for This, Too Young for That!
Too Old for This, Too Young for That! is currently available exclusively as an eBook. View where you can purchase the eBook.

The transition to middle school can be difficult. Most tweens are excited about getting older, but they’re often not prepared for some of the challenges that come with growing up. Physical and emotional changes, evolving relationships, and increased expectations at school can all make for some major adjustments.

Too Old for This, Too Young for That! is a friendly, reassuring guide to help tweens successfully navigate middle school issues. This update of a Free Spirit classic lets readers know they’re not alone and gives them practical tips, tools, and resources for all kinds of situations, including:

  • settling in and getting the most out of school
  • getting along with friends, teachers, and family adults
  • dealing with physical and emotional changes
  • making decisions
  • handling peer pressure
  • setting and reaching goals
  • preparing for the years ahead

Life during the middle school and adolescent development years can seem like one long roller coaster ride—with ups and downs, twists and turns, and sudden starts and stops. Too Old for This, Too Young for That! is a friendly and fun manual for surviving middle school that can help tweens enjoy the ride.

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Table of Contents
“Survival Tip #2: Like the Skin You're In” (book excerpt)
“Survival Tip #4: Connect with Your Family” (book excerpt)
“Survival Tip #5: Find, Make, and Keep Friends” (book excerpt)



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192 pages, illustrated, softcover, two-color, 7" x 9", ISBN 978-1-57542-352-4

F&P: Grade 6/Ages 10–14/X
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Awards for the previous edition:

  • Parent Council Selection
  • National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) “Parenting Resources Award”
  • Parents’ Choice Recommended
  • Read, America! Selection

“With tips on everything from starting to realize the importance of education and its effects on the rest of one’s life, the opposite sex, and the awkward stages, Too Old for This, Too Young for That! is a fine read, a very highly recommended gift for middle school students.”—Midwest Book Review

Praise for the previous edition:

“Filled with information and advice to help ease the transition from childhood to adolescence.”—Booklist

Too Old for This, Too Young for That! is full of straight talk, tips, and advice.”—Girls’ Life

“An informative and delightful guide through these turbulent days. . . . Covers the various stages and changes of the middle school years.” —Voice of Youth Advocates

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