Mc Donald's "Tween" TV Commercial10:59 AM
My boy is already a tween. And even though he tells us that he plans to be a priest and will NEVER date girls, I know that we will pass through this phase. I got teary-eyed watching this ad. I guess I'll never get over the fact that he's my baby and that I cared for him all his life.
Tweens are kids whose ages are between 8 and 12 years. They are in between the early childhood years and the teenage years and this is the reason why their stage is often overlooked by parents. The tween years is a period of extreme emotions, expectations, and responsibilities. Parents should be ready to address their needs, too.
So how should we, parents, deal with the tween years? Here are some of the points I gathered from various parenting resources.
- Ask open ended questions that can't be answered with a "yes" or "no." Encourage your tween to engage in a healthy discussion to know how they feel about things.
- Show positive ways on how your tween can deal with "bad hair days." He/She can listen to music, read a book, or play video games.
- Never use hurtful words to correct your child. There's a big difference between behavior correction and verbal attacks.