The tween years are transitional years for kids and parents. Amy Ambrozich, parent educator, defines this period as the shift between the elementary school years (“typically smooth and easy going”) to middle school where kids feel like everything is changing, including their place in social groups. A parent’s role is changing, too. “They’re trying on new skin and now we’re parenting a young adult with training wheels. Consistency is the key to getting through these years,” says Amy, who counsels parents of tweens in her private practice. Annie talks with Amy about riding the emotional roller coaster together with your child so that kids and parents can transition more smoothly.
About Amy Ambrozich (@AmyAmbrozich)
Amy Ambrozich, has been a parent educator since 2007. Her background includes a B.A. in clinical and child psychology from Purdue University and an M.A. in School Psychology. Amy founded Dare to Parent, LLC to support parents by providing workshops and consultations that give them the needed strategies to reduce stress and improve the parent-child relationship. Learn more at DareToParent.com and on Amy’s Facebook page.
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