Tweens, or any young adult aged 9-13, live in a very special phase of life. Their hormones are raging, their bodies are expanding and their mentalities and psyches are open to rapid growth and manipulation. Unfortunately, this makes it tough to be a good parent. You obviously want the best for your child, but they're probably fighting you at every turn. Don't worry - this is a good thing! Your child is learning self-sufficiency and developing their personality. We know it can be frustrating, but your brooding, moody tweenager is almost an adult - and you've got to impart the practices of a healthy lifestyle that will not only help get them through this stage, but help them thrive for years to come.
Want a little help getting to know your kiddo at this age? We've got some facts and tips that will help get you and your not-so-little one through this growing phase.