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Parenting Tweens: 5 ways to navigate the most difficult stage

Parenting tweens is actually the hardest phase.

You might think it’s the terrible twos or that parenting teenagers is the most difficult. However, the research shows otherwise. Data reveals that the tween years are more dynamic – and you could say, difficult – from a parenting standpoint. This is the age between 8 to 13, yet it’s a phase rarely talked about.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson is determined to open the conversation.

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