Welcome! Thanks for joining me on this wild ride through middle school. As a father of two children I was untested in the changes that occur in the middle school years. I knew that if I was untested and felt the feelings of uncertainty and doubt about what my kids were about to experience then I was sure that my kids had twice as much doubt about what was going to take place on those first few days of school. This book is not my opinion, but is based on a statistical analysis including many charts on twenty-five factors that have come from EXPERTS (teachers, students and parents) that have gone down this road before in getting prepared for those first days of middle school. My hope is that in these pages you will find several of those factors that can give you comfort and that by reading each factor you will form your own opinion which can help you on your own quest to GET PREPARED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL.