Fire and Ice: 4 Strategies for Dealing with Your Unpredictable Middle Schooler

Your tween screams insults in your face — then bursts into tears when you get upset. She insists she’s old enough to keep track of her own homework — then loses half of it before she can turn it in. During the middle school years, your child’s body, brain, and sense of self are changing rapidly, and ADD makes everything from organization to emotional control more complicated (and much more explosive). Here’s how parents can put out four of the biggest fires facing middle schoolers with ADHD.