7 Things to Expect when You’re Expecting a Tween

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Their Bodies Will Change
But you have to treat them the same. Don't recoil if you catch a glimpse of something. STEEL YOURSELF FOR THIS. Hugs, pats, hand-holding, and, surprisingly, ... more 
Photo by: iStock
Their Bodies Will Change
But you have to treat them the same. Don't recoil if you catch a glimpse of something. STEEL YOURSELF FOR THIS. Hugs, pats, hand-holding, and, surprisingly, bandaids for owies are still required. Long story short: They're still just big babies.
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Tue, Dec 18, 2012 5:20 PM EST
If you gave birth in the early aughts you probably studied What to Expect When You're Expecting and you're probably getting uncomfortably close to being the parent of a tween. There were plenty of guides and manuals to help you get through nursing and every phase of pregnancy and the first 12 months. After that, things get murky. But you don't have to venture into the unknown territory of tweens alone. Here's what to expect when you're expecting a Tween. - By Kacy Faulconer



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