What To Do When Your Pre-Pre-Teen Turns... Mean
Scary Mommy, May 19, 2023
What to do when 7 to 11ish year olds are moody, angsty and mean? UTMB’s Dr. Jeff Temple spoke to Scary Momy about how to help with the mood swings of the post-toddler and pre-pre-teen stage. "While we want to make sure we as parents are meeting their needs, often the best and healthiest thing we can do is accept that this is part of parenting. Your kid is going to hate you at some point; they're going to tell you that you're the worst, and they're going to compare you to their friends' parents. Just keep loving and supporting them," Temple says.