Guest Post by Chris Oldenburg, author, mom, wife, and Domestic Engineer (according to her coffee mug)
According to authors Charlene Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese, The Roller-Coaster Years, our tweens are facing a three-ring cirucs of sensory overload that leads to:
Don’t dismiss the distraction as only an “age thing” that they will outgrow. Giannetti and Sagarese point to roadblocks that might interfere with a tween's academic progress.
Tweens and young teenagers have more on their plates than ever, and you might notice signs of disorganization.
The tween years can be the time in a child’s life when you see him appear to lose interest in things he once loved. This can very well be true – his tastes, abilities, and interests are going to change. But how do you know if the disinterest is age related and not lack of enthusiasm for life related?
- Portions originally appearing in BetterParenting
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