Preteen “Tween” years can be very stressful and overwhelming for many of our youngsters.
The stress of entering puberty and handling this new rush of hormones along with the navigation through friendships, peer “drama” and developing social skills can really take a toll.
Not to mention, many of our children are trying to manage the academic pressures of testing and high school admittance.
Sometimes, tweens may find it difficult to generate “coping skills” when already emotional or stressed out. Therefore, it is helpful to have a “tool box” of coping skills that can be beneficial in times of need, whether it is to help them stay calm or even just have a distraction.