Growing means a lot of things; it encompasses various things and links them all together. In this article, attention will be placed on the children and what growth means to them. Our toddlers get to a stage in their lives when everything appears to be changing so fast. And since they have not experienced it before, they most likely do not know how to cope with those developments. Thus, handling these changes can be challenging for most of them, especially without the help of their parents. These changes are unlimited, but for this article, we will focus on three;
Physical-mental changes: The word “Tweens” used in this article might not be a new word to some, but for a better understanding, tweens mean children aged between 10-14. And as parents know, this is the stage that changes begin to occur in our children. Changes ranging from physical to mental development, and at this point, parents have to be readily available to put the children through the stage.
Competitions at schools: Before the tweens age, children are mostly not aware of the competitions around them, ignorant about how the world truly works and what is expected of them. But that all begins to pass when they get to this age bracket. Since they are mentally growing, they become aware of what is expected of them, and what is not, the children engage in activities and competitions that bring out the best in them, they realize what they have to do to achieve the result they desire. With the help of their parents, all these can be achieved.
Overload of information which they find challenging to gather: At this stage of their lives, everything seems to be closing in. The information, the steady changes in their body, the expectations from peers, and parents, to mention a few. Processing all these things happening around them might be as challenging as going to the grocery store with no bucket-list (you want to buy everything). They feel overwhelmed by all these and might act it out as a way of dealing with it. Overload of information is the reason advice is given to parents to create a relationship with their children, where everything can be discussed.