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Sullen Tween Daughter Need Not Be the Norm

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 1:01 PM
I'm not a parent, but others have told me that having their children involved in some type of sports helps. On a personal note, running and bicycling have helped me immeasurably because of the pure joy such exercise brings. Fitness also brings confidence and self-esteem, two qualities not found in abundance when you are young.

To: Marybeth

From: Preteen Parent

How do I survive a moody 12-year-old daughter without damaging our relationship (or killing her)? I find it very hard to allow her the power to ruin a family event even a meal with her gloom. Some days she is a pure delight (engaged, happy, articulate, intelligent) and the next day she is silent, sullen and distant. It is taking a lot for me not to respond negatively to it. Help!

To: Preteen Parent

From: Mb

Ah, hormones. Clearly, your daughter has entered adolescence with all of its attending angst and agita. According to specialists, this...

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