Many tweens are happy being tweens, and don't necessarily want to change. But puberty does change things, and there's no stopping it. Tweens don't have to fear puberty, changes and growing up. There are advantages to growing up, and even puberty can bring changes that your tween will enjoy.
If your tween is dreading puberty, changes and the idea of becoming a teen, be sure to point out the fun side of growing up, and growing older. Be sure to point out all the new experiences your child will encounter in the coming years.
The Upside to Puberty
Share these milestones with your tween about the upside of puberty and he or she will likely embrace the idea of adolescence rather than dread the changes to come. And remember to be patient with your tween when puberty and mood swings set in. It's a stressful phase of life, to be sure, and tweens need all the help you can offer.