The Life of Faith

Andy Nash

Andy Nash is an author and professor who leads family-friendly tours to Israel.

​Middle School Parenting

As a student I hated the middle school years. What was I, anyway? A kid? An adult? I didn’t know. I really missed recess, yet I was starting to think about marriage. I was mostly an awkward life form trying to fit in with other awkward life forms. (My first day of middle school should have tipped me off. I entered on crutches, having broken my ankle playing football. It was raining, and my crutches slid straight out in front of me, leaving me in a perfect Superman pose at the feet of a dozen hysterical girls.)

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of going through middle school again, this time as a parent. Overall it’s been easier. Our daughters have …

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