If you aren't sure if you can name your teen's new friends (or where they met them), you might be in one of the best phases of your child's life. Parenting Your Ninth Grader is a concise and interactive guide that simplifies what you need to know about freshmen in general and gives you a place to discover more about your ninth grader -- so you can make the most of this phase. Discover what's changing about your kid over the next 52 weeks, the 6 things your kid needs most, and 4 conversations to have in this phase. The Phase Project, including this guide in your hand, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum. Designed in partnership with Parent Cue, this guide is one volume in an 18-part series to help you parent your child through every year.