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** How To Give Your Teen A Way Out Before They're In Too Deep (https://themotherlist.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c37f61503e7c5165ecc2cba39&id=abf316709c&e=25417b1a41)
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While I am still very hesitantly peeking at my toes in the murky water of the early tween years, my best friend has successfully gotten her oldest daughter through the early teen years and into college. I have learned a lot from the bumps she shared with her daughter, but one, in particular, has stuck out in my mind.
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“Take a deep breath, cry those tears. You will have at least one year where you don’t like your kid. Accept it, you are NOT a bad parent. You need to learn to let go, more these 4 years than any years prior. Don’t suffocate them, don’t give them all the freedom in the world. Find a balance but remember that you need to let them go. Embarrass them, not too much but enough for them to remember you are still there. Your heart will break… this is the time when it breaks the most, but you find the greatest joy in the child you raised.”

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Once used to conjure images of kids being pushed into lockers, eating alone at the cafeteria, or being teased on the playground, the word “bully” now extends into cyberspace. Our kids can now be victimized anytime, anywhere, on any number of online platforms. But the differences between then and now don’t stop there. Physical attacks have given way to emotional attacks, which arrive in their inbox or notification bars with a threatening immediacy and frequency (https://themotherlist.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c37f61503e7c5165ecc2cba39&id=186e54990c&e=25417b1a41) . And unlike the hallways or cafeterias, many times these hostile words arrive when the victim is alone—leaving them particularly vulnerable.
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