What’s Great and Challenging about Being a “Tween?”

This month I talked to “tweens” and their parents about the joys and challenges of pre-adolescence. Here’s a summary of what they said:
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THIS AGE?
PARENTS
It’s great to watch
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Helping a Lonely Teen

As seen in Brooklyn Family Magazine and on NY Parenting.com
Dear Sharon,
Is there a particular time in a boy’s life when he should be developing social skills and friendships? Our 13 year old is a
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Handling Power Battles at Home

It can be effective to find a way to disengage from an unnecessarily complicated and tense “power battle” with a child – getting involved in a lengthy “back and forth” is often unproductive.
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