Magazine article Work & Family Life

Appreciating the Specialness of 10 to 15 Year Olds

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Appreciating the Specialness of 10 to 15 Year Olds

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This indispensable book for parents raising young adolescents (and for aunts, uncles, grandparents and teachers as well) focuses on the years from 10 to 15 because, as the author points out, kids in this age group behave differently than older teens and they also have different needs.

Combining social science research with her own close observations of diverse families, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Laura Stepp has found that preteens spend most of their time and energy figuring out (1) what kind of person they are, (2) how (and whether) the) fit in with their friends, (3) what they are learning and (4) how to create a distance from and, at the same time, remain connected to adults.

Each question forms a section of the book and provides a jumping-off point for discussing issues that worry parents: What is "normal" behavior? …

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