IF YOU HAVE A LIT­TLE MISS OR MIS­TER AGED BE­TWEEN 8 AND 12 WHO YOU JUST CAN’T SEEM TO FIG­URE OUT, LIS­TEN UP – YOU’VE GOT YOUR­SELF A ‘TWEEN’. BUCKLE IN FOR FOUR(ISH) YEARS OF GIV­ING, TAK­ING AND WON­DER­ING WHETHER THEY’LL ACT LIKE THEY’RE THREE OR 33 ON ANY G

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Caught be­tween be­ing a child and be­ing a teen, the tween years are no­to­ri­ously tricky to nav­i­gate. Throw in so­cial me­dia, busy par­ents and equally con­fused tween-age friends, and you might be able to pic­ture a day in the life of your tween. And if you can’t, don’t fret. That’s what Madonna King, jour­nal­ist and author of Be­ing 14, psy­chol­o­gist Jas­mine Pang, and di­rec­tor of eeni meeni mi­ini moh and E3M and mum-of-two boys, El­iz­a­beth O’Con­nor-Cow­ley, are here for. Based at Mt Gra­vatt, Bench­mark Psy­chol­ogy’s Jas­mine Pang says it can be tough to even de­fine when a child be­comes a tween, and then moves from a tween to a teen. “The age range can vary for girls and boys,” she says. “Girls seem to ma­ture a bit faster, while boys tend to en­ter ‘tween­hood’ around 11 or 12.”

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