The “Awkward” Stage Doesn't Have to Last Virtually everything about the Middle School experience has the potential to be awkward. The social adjustments, the physical adjustments, the intellectual adjustments – it's no wonder these three years are often the most challenging for a young teen. But, what happens when the. 6 Apr A Goodyear teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a year-old student pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning. ter a sweet, quiet, blonde, young teen—and the couple next door with their clean- cut, honor-roll son. As the story unfolded, the first couple discovered that their supposedly innocent daughter, Maxie, was in fact a drug addict living a double life. She slept around and hung out with unsavory characters in the East Village.