#13. Head Phones Seem Attached to Them
They walk around constantly with headphones on, which now appear to be surgically attached to their ears. Learn the art of sign language – you will need it to communicate with them at this time.
#14. Easily Misunderstood
Be careful what you say, your tween will pick out the negative phrases and focus on those. For instance a simple request “Can I help you what that?” can be met with “What, so you think I can’t do it?”
#15. Opposite Sexes
All of a sudden they have nothing to say to those classmates of theirs of the opposite sex, despite knowing them since they started school at 4!
#16. You Get Lots More Hugs
It is not all bad news your tween will often just want a big hug from you. In fact, tweens can often look for more hugs than they did in the preceding years. But take note, definitely not in front of their pals – this is a definite no-no!
Remember this is only a stage of growing up. Have patience and stay calm, they don’t really mean it. Your tween will come out the other side and with your help, will thrive and you will become good friends again.
Have boundaries and stick to them but remember your tween is developing their personality and gaining their independence, adjusting to their bigger bodies.