Helping your child sail through those challenging tween years.
Sudden growth spurts, mood swings, and all the other changes that take place during puberty can be tough on our kids. And tweens may also feel the pressure of their peers during this stage. It’s something parents need to be sensitive of, suggests Sharon Hall, author of Raising Kids in the 21st Century. “I think that parents can be aware that these changes are quite dramatic for their children and that they can ask if they’d like to talk about it. Remember that the child who is in the early adolescent period is usually still willing to talk with parents when things come up that are troubling. Parents can also be checking in with other important adults in the children’s lives such as teachers, religious leaders, just to make sure that their child is doing okay with all of these big transitions.”
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.