Published April 2013: Mom.Me
What is Worth Fighting For With Your Preteen?
Listen up, parents: How to choose your battles wisely
Parenting a preteen can be tricky. When choosing your battles, keep in mind that children today are faced with pressure from friends, school and family, all while trying to navigate raging hormones and changing bodies, says Raquel Lefebvre, Vermont-based licensed psychologist. “Keeping this in mind when dealing with your child will help you come from a place of empathy, where you can work with them rather than against them,” she says.
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– Shannon Philpott