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Parenting Middle School

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Parenting a 'TWEEN: Traveling the 'TWEEN-Stager Highway with Confidence

The 'TWEEN Years – the time frame between puberty and young adulthood – present unique challenges for parents and teachers. Society, cultural trends, music, entertainment, and even television commercials can stir self-doubt and cloud vision and values. What are guideposts for child-rearing during the Middle School years? What is baseline for 'TWEENS in order to develop a self who is a social, thinking, moral, spiritual, and sexual being made in the image and likeness of God? This presentation will explain the core issues related to positive identity formation during the TWEEN Years and suggest practical ways that parents and teachers facilitate age-appropriate growth in these areas.