Think back to your pre-teen years. Did you cringe? You may remember that time as a shaky period of hormones, mood swings and insecurities, but there are simple steps you can take to build confidence and resilience for your pre-teen’s future. Taking extra care with your pre-teen can help them better navigate the rocky waters of adolescence.
Licensed Master Social Worker Amber Wesley outlines how to nurture resilience in pre-teens, from teaching them to validate and feel emotions to teaching them about responsibility. A pre-teen’s self-esteem will shape them for years to come, so make sure you’re starting off on the right foot.
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