Tweens and Values

What teens want to her from parents when it comes to those big talks.

Tweens and Values

During the teen and tween years there a lot of information we want to make sure our kids have.  There’s the big talk on drugs and alcohol.  And then the one on sex.  But what do teens want to hear from us?  You may be surprised says Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine. “What kids in the tween and teen years are really looking for is not a talk about the mechanics of sex or the dangers of drugs, but rather a talk about the values.  What are our feelings, and how do these things affect a person’s emotions, a person’s relationships, a person’s ability to communicate and grow. A lot of the facts they get in school, but what they’re not necessarily getting are the values that are associated with them.  So they’re longing for that and I’ve had kids say that very thing.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine.

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