Social Development in Adolescence
10 Parenting Tips for Preteens and Tweens How to stay close as kids move into adolescence Juliann Garey It’s typically between the ages of nine and twelve that our cute, cuddly little children, once so willing to climb into our laps and share their secrets, suddenly want little or nothing to do with us. A child in preadolescence is not the same person he was just a year or two ago. He has changed—physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. He’s developing new independence and may ev...
Being a teenager in 2015 is very different than it was in 1995. While most teenagers spent their free time watching a little TV in the 90s, there were far fewer screens to put in front of their faces. A social network was the group of friends you hung out with at school. Now, things have…
At the middle grade stage, most children fall between concrete and formal operational stages. Piaget believed the child would have trouble with deductive logic at this stage. We have to understand that some students may be in the concrete operational stage through 8th grade. Role-playing and hands-on activities are important during this stage. Teaching Social Studies allows for such activities.