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The Almost-Teen and Teenage Years

Twenty-One Essential Tips for Workparenting as the Kids Get Older and Move Toward Independence

During their almost-teen and teenage years, your kids are going to have to deal with changing bodies, hormone levels, and moods; friendship issues, including peer pressure of various kinds; competition in the classroom, on the sports field, and elsewhere; social media; learning to drive; exposure to drinking, smoking, drugs, and sex; academic stress; high-stakes standardized testing; the college or university application process; and the necessity of starting to chart their own independent life course and direction, including separation from you, as they mature and get ready for adulthood. That’s a lot for them ...

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