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Tip of the Week
Child Development: Pre-teen ages and stages refresher.
Let's Do This!
“I can do it on my own!” Anyone with pre-teens ages 12-14 will tell you they’ve heard that plenty of times. At this age, a young person is learning how to set and achieve their own goals and adults should be poised to support them.
Important milestones for pre-teens:
- They can take responsibility in planning and evaluating their own work.
- They want to make decisions but still depend on adult guidelines.
- They can set long-term goals and plan strategies to reach goals.
- They are implementing simple plans.
Pre-teens may express the desire to “do it by themselves,” but we should be there to catch them just in case they need a little help.
Check out this ages and stages refresher guide for more insight into pre-teens! This is a great resource, but its important to remember that children are individuals and advance at their own unique pace.
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