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It’s completely natural that your tween wants to rush into all the things he or she sees older kids doing. Just because a particular choice is the “norm” these days doesn’t make it a good choice.
Think about these ten areas where you may need to hold your child back—for her own good.
But if your child is enjoying several sugary soft drinks, sports drinks, or energy drinks each day, he or she is getting tons of sugary calories and zero nutrition in return.
The American Heart Association recommends that children consume no more than three teaspoons (12-24 g) of added sugars (not including naturally occurring sugars in whole foods like fruit or plain milk) per day. The vast majority of sugar-laden drinks marketed to children far exceed that limit in just one serving.
Consider this: Bottom line: Giving your child unrestricted, unmonitored access to the online world is asking for trouble.
Get your head in the game by reading i MOM’s Ready, Set, Internet! In the war against childhood obesity, some kids and parents have turned to diet sodas to satisfy that craving without the added sugar and calories. Research is emerging which suggests that artificially-sweetened beverages are addicting and may actually increase food cravings and contribute to weight gain.
If your tween is watching sitcoms and other tween shows whose characters are disrespectful to adults, or use sarcasm and insults to get laughs, you can expect the same from your child.
The tween years are a major period of developing an identity and a self-concept for kids.