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When you are 12

When you are 12 you:   - don’t want to stand out much - take a big step away from your family. In fact, there are times when you don’t want anything to do with them. You often want them to go away. - constantly think, “Do I fit in?” “Do the people I want to be friends with like me?” - always wonder, “How popular am I?” - become more sensitive to social interactions and rejection - are experiencing rapid physical development - see all around you pronounced extremes – some kids surprise with their physical and social maturity while others haven’t grown at all since year five  - peer group influence takes precedence over that of your family - may be thinking about going on a double date, such as movies. It’s fun. Romance is still a long way off. - peer groups are expanding to include onl...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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