5 Mistakes Parents Commit While Raising Teenagers and Tweenagers
A teenager is a person aged between 13 and 19 years. They are most often referred to as adolescent, youth, a young person, boy, girl, minor, juvenile, informal kid, teen, teenybopper etc.
More so, an adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood. Adolescence is usually associated with the teenage years, but its physical, psychological or cultural expressions may begin earlier and end later.
A tween mostly preadolescence, also known as pre-teen or tween, is a stage of human development following early childhood and preceding adolescence. It commonly ends with the beginning of puberty, but may also be defined as ending with the start of the teenage years.
Now here are the top mistakes parents make with their teens and tweens, and how to avoid them.
You see, your child isn’t a little kid anymore. They’re a teen, or a tween and it’s time to tweak your parenting skills to keep up with them. Yes, they’re probably moodier now than when they were young. And you have new things to think about, like curfews, dating, new drivers, and friends who make you raise your eyebrows
No doubt about it: Your teen, or tween, will test your limits, and your patience. But they’re still your child. And, though they won’t admit it, they still need you! The key is knowing what efforts are worth it, and which one’s backfire.