Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 6-8

Patricia Boyd

Patricia taught at Worthington Christian School for over 20 years, with years of experience teaching sixth grade Bible and Mathematics. She and her husband have three adult children. Patricia loves to encourage middle school students to truly know Jesus, not just know about Him.

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Self-Concept in the Middle School Years

By Patricia Boyd on Aug 1, 2019 11:00 AM

“I’m not smart.”

“I’m not good at math.”

“I wish I could play the piano like her.”

“I’ll never play soccer as well as him.”

“I hate the way my hair looks.”

“I need to lose weight so I can look like her.”

“He’s more popular than I’ll ever be because his parents are rich.”

I have heard phrases like these from my students countless times over the last 20 years of teaching middle schoolers. All of them are indicators of self-concept

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