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Teen Time

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Teenagers need their parents more than at any other stage, yet too often they are left to their own devices.   ‘The younger the child, the more they need their parents” has been traditional wisdom for some time. Many parents respond to this mantra by spending as much time as they can with babies and toddlers, then ramping up their careers as their kids move into school age. The older the children, the less time is put aside for them appears to be the current practice.   The twists and turns of development   This notion assumes that child development and children’s independence is a linear process where parents can increasingly step back as kids get older. BUT this is wrong!   A child’s development is full of twists, turns and reversals so that a 10-year-old who is beginning to experience the confusion that can come with e...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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