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Tween Behavior and Emotions

The tween years can be a challenging time. Find helpful parenting strategies to help you tackle behavior problems, set boundaries, and enforce discipline.
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Do Teens and Tweens Experience Identity Achievement When They Grow?
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Why It's Normal for Tweens and Teens to Have a Personal Fable
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Why Parents Should Take Note of Internalizing Behaviors in Their Tweens
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How Parents Can Help Their Tweens When They Experience Anxiety
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Defiance and Aggression Are Examples of Acting out in Teens
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Is 12 Years Old Too Young to Start Dating?
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11-Year-Old Child Development Milestones
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Do You Have Strong Agreeable Traits According to the Big 5 Theory?
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How Bullies Use Social Exclusion to Reject Others
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How Social Aggression in Teen Girls Can Lead to Poor Victim Health
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The Forms of Social Aggression
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Materialistic Teens Are Often a Reflection on Parents
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Development Milestones for your 12-Year-Old Child
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Technology and the Future of Well-Being
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At What Age Will Your Child's True Personality Actually Appear?
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Easy Ways to Stop Your Tween From Skipping School
Try to distract your tween from the bad school day she's experienced.
Help Your Tween Manage a Bad School Day
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What is Delay of Gratification and How Does it Impact Tweens?
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What Bad Habits Should You Tell Your Tweens to Stop Doing?
How Parents Can Calm Their Frustrated Tweens
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Spoiling Your Tween Can Make Things Worse for Them in the Long Run
Help your tween manage his or her negative emotions so that she can move on and enjoy the process of growing up.
Be There for Your Tween When They Endure Common Negative Emotions
Stop the Tween Eye Roll
How to Help a Tween Manage Mood Swings
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How to Help a Tween Who Feels Left Out
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Low Self Esteem of Kids Often Develops From the Opinion of Others
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Why Is Your Tween Putting Important Things Off?
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Expections and Code of Conduct Every Middle Schooler Should Know
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Help Your Child Develop These Important Coping Skills
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Parents Can Help Their Daughters With Hormonal and Emotional Periods
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Fun and Easy Ways to Motivate Your Tween
The Child Behavior Checklist assesses a child's mood and behavior.
Why Am I Being Asked to Complete a Child Behavior Checklist?
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Why Every Tween Needs to Follow Certain Rules