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How to Manage Your Tweens and Teens

Heart of the Matter Radio

Release Date: 09/06/2019

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Habakkuk's words describe our world:

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Recently a dear friend had a sudden heart attack and died. Shock and sorrow overwhelmed us. He had been healthy and worked to help others constantly.

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When children hit those middle school years, hormones start to flow in their bodies, making them a little more difficult to manage.

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Years ago, I watched two full-size birds land on my bird feeder. However, one of them grabbed a beakful of seeds and stuffed them down the other bird's throat. I was shocked that a bird so large needed feeding. Perhaps the bird-mom gave a lesson on where to find food.

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I once heard a joke on the James Dobson show. The guest said that when a child turns 12 you lock him/her in a barrel with a small opening, and when he/she turns 13, you stop up the hole. That expresses the frustration we parents feel while trying to navigate those sensitive years.

I was a difficult teen at times too. When my mother got me a ride to school, I took issue with the family I didn't know and refused to talk. Mother told me they wondered if I hated them, and that wasn't far from the truth. It's embarrassing to think how rudely I acted.

My guest is Letitia Suk and she has written 100 Need to Know Tips for Moms of Teens and Tweens.

She's offering tips on managing our almost-grown-up kids.