Current Trends with Middle School Kids

  • Developmental changes relating to puberty and identity formation
  • Current mental health trends among teenagers
  • Risk factors and problematic behaviors to monitor during the middle school years
  • Practical tips and tricks for parenting during the middle school years

The middle school years aren't like they used to be...

Current Trends with Middle School Kids

Estimated Time: 53 Minutes, 54 Seconds
Instruction: Jonathan Hetterly, LPC
Difficulty: Beginner

The middle school years aren’t like they used to be. This generation of kids have only know smartphones, 9/11, and school shootings.

We’re also seeing a shift in mental health during the teen years.

In this webinar, parents will learn the current mental health trends among teenagers, risk factors and problematic behaviors to monitor during the middle school years, and practical tips and tricks for parenting during the middle school phase.

Course Outline:

  • Middle School Years Ain’t Like They Used To Be
  • Developmental Changes and Trends
  • Mental Health Trends Among Teenagers
  • Risk Factors and Behaviors to Monitor
  • Strategies to Enhance Parenting Approaches
  • Additional Tips for Parents
  • Final Thoughts

Jonathan Hetterly, LPC

Jonathan Hetterly is a licensed professional counselor. He specializes in helping teen and young adult men navigate the challenges they face in life. Jonathan is also a writer and his articles are regularly featured on PsychBytes.com and ShrinkTank.com.

He has contributed material to several books that explore the intersection of pop culture and psychology, including The Walking Dead Psychology, Star Wars Psychology, and Game of Thrones Psychology.

 Jonathan is also a co-author of the parenting book Southeast Psych’s Guide for Imperfect Parents: A Book Written By Imperfect Therapists.

Frequently Asked Questions

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My Areas of Expertise

Jonathan Hetterly’s areas of expertise includes changing the landscape of teen and young adult culture, as well as drug and alcohol related issues, failure to launch, and marriage/family therapy.

Public Speaking

Jonathan Hetterly primarily speaks to schools, churches, and other religious organizations. If you’d like Jonathan to speak to your organization, please send an email to business@psychbytes.com.

Writing, Publications, and Other Forms of Media

Jonathan Hetterly writes for PsychBytes.com and ShrinkTank.com on a regular basis. Jonathan has also assisted in writing multiple books, including Southeast Psych’s Guide for Imperfect Parents, Mixed Shrinks, Psychology of the Walking Dead, Psychology of Star Wars, and Psychology of Game of Thrones.

Where You Can Find Me

If you’d like to learn more about Jonathan Hetterly, follow him on these social networks and websites!

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The middle school years aren't like they used to be...

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