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Tween Ages 9-12

Untitled1Preadolescence is a stage of human development following early childhood and preceding adolescence. It generally ends with the beginning of puberty, but may also be defined as ending with the start of the teenage years.

Tweens are an awkward stage of development. It can be quite challenging for tweens to make this transition from childhood to the teenage years. It is that “middle ground” between childhood and teenage years they now find themselves. They can get stuck trying to figure out who they are becoming in relation to their emerging selves and the world around them. FGG

Your tween may need help traveling along this new challenging path with all the twists and turns. Let our therapists help them learn coping skills and develop confidence for this journey. Tween needs to feel they have a secure nest as they launch themselves into the exciting but scary world. Our therapist will work with you in making this extremely important transition a smooth one for your tween.

Some Challenges for Tweens: navigate this turbulent new landscape

  • Dealing with Emotions and Hormonal Changes
  • Self Esteem / Body Image/ Identity
  • Stress Management
  • School – Academics, Bullying, Social Skills
  • Balancing Life
  • Relationships
  • Making Smart Healthy Choices
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
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