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20 Signs Your Tween Is Turning Into a Teen

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Between the ages of 8 and 12, children begin the transition toward becoming a teen. This is a time of big behavioral, emotional, social, and physical changes for your emerging teen. Newfound independence can be a reason to rejoice, yet having your daughter or son challenge your authority can leave you wringing your hands. These are 20 subtle signs that the teenage years are around the corner, with tips on how you can navigate the ups and downs as a parent.