A child in preadolescence is not the same person he was just a year or two ago. He has changed —physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. What he may not know is that he needs you as much as ever, because a strong parent-child relationship now can set the stage for a much less turbulent adolescence. We asked some experts for parenting tips to help you keep the channels of communication open between you and your pre-teen —and have a smoother transition into the teen years.
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This kind of attitude from tweens and teens can feel hurtful, insulting, discounting, and leave parents flabbergasted. Many parents become convinced that their child is fully aware of her behavior, tone of voice, and word choice and is going out of her way to be defiant and mean. In addition, this behavior often causes parents to worry about how their child will fare in the real world and how the parent-child relationship will ever survive. A developmental and subconscious need for children to test the limits of their power with parents and in doing so, get confirmation that parents will reliably hold their ground and keep their children safe.