Think back to when you were in 5th or 6th grade.
What is one of your strongest memories of that time?
Think about people, possessions, colors, clothes, and music that were your favorites. (Any of those a little embarrassing to admit now?)
What about things that were frustrating, sad or painful during those years for you?
Were there deaths of loved ones or a divorce during that time?
The preteen years are a crazy time for 10-12 year olds.
There are so many changes happening in their lives physically, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically that have no comparison except during the toddler years.
Remembering can be one of the best things you do for your preteen.
By taking some time to think about what life was like for you during these preteen years, you can be more empathetic, understanding and patient with your child.
You might even want to share with them some of your experiences so they can be reminded you have been there yourself!
Think Back – What is one or two of your strongest, favorite, or most embarrassing memories from when you were in 5th or 6th grade? Write or draw about that on paper or in an app.