Parent Resources

Parents of middle schoolers shouldn't have to navigate these years alone.

Resources for parents of middle schoolers


Throughout middle school, the gap between parents and students may appear to get wider and wider. However, we know that parents remain the most important people in students’ lives. We believe that each student in Transit needs three key experiences with a parent or parents during their middle school years. We call these experiences “Mile Markers.”



Helping your student navigate emotional and mental health challenges was probably not something you anticipated or prepared for. The process can leave you uncertain about everything from what to do to and who to trust to where to go and how to get there. We want to help you find hope and resources to help you do this well. 


Joy Phenix sitting with Andy Stanley at table for interview

Your students will have to deal with the good and the bad that technology offers. It’s a different world than we grew up in and one that we’re still learning to navigate as adults. Andy Stanley sat down and gave us advice on how best to prepare our students for the challenges that come along with technology and smartphones.


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You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly. It’s as if they shift or move on just as you’re starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming. In a concise and interactive way, Middle School Phase Guides simplify what you need to know about middle schoolers in general and gives you a place to discover more about your middle schooler—so you can make the most of this phase.

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