Keep it Positive!

Raising a tween can be full of challenges, which is why it's so important to take time out to remind yourself why your tween is special. John Gottman, author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, has found through his research that it takes 5 positive interactions to counterbalance 1 negative interaction! When you think about your relationship with your tween, what does that look like? It's easy to get caught up in the rule-making, limit-setting, behavior-correcting mode, so take a moment to make your own Top Ten List of What I Love About My Tween! Here are a few ideas inspired by the amazing tweens we know...

1. She is full of creativity!

2. She has opinions and is learning to think for herself!

3. Her dreams are taking shape--She doesn't want to be a princess anymore, she wants to be a doctor...or an engineer...or start her own business!

What are some of the things you love most about your tween?