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scrappydappydoo Tue 10-Dec-13 23:12:53

DD1 is 7 about to turn 8 and I feel like I'm entering a whole new minefield of hormones, tantrums and behaviour. I've been chatting with other parents with similar age children (boys and girls) and we all feel we could do with some handbook! There was a plethora of stuff on babies and toddlers but the books and advice seem to dry up as they get older. So what helped you for this age? Aside from mn of course wink

123rd Tue 10-Dec-13 23:17:16

My dd just turned 10 and she came home with an usbourne book ( from school library) " what's happening to me?" She knew some of her friends already had it at home. So bought it to ours, we have spoken about anything that she wanted to that was covered in the book-the usual things from hormones to having sex and not getting pregnant. It is quite matter of fact which she appreciated so maybe check it out first before showing your dd.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 10-Dec-13 23:22:26

How to talk so your kids listen.

scrappydappydoo Tue 10-Dec-13 23:24:50

Ta I'll check that out for dd. Any good ones for me to understand that age better??

MmeCinqAnneauxDor Tue 10-Dec-13 23:31:11

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen

It is really very good, and totally changed how I communicate with the DC

123rd Tue 10-Dec-13 23:32:14

Think I will check that " how to talk" out as well

zooweemumma Mon 16-Dec-13 12:01:26

I have a 7 year old about to be 8 and in no way is she a preteen? Seems terribly young to be blaming challenging behaviour on hormones?

scrappydappydoo Mon 16-Dec-13 23:42:24

Well zoeweemumma I thought it would be useful to ask people who had been through this age for their opinions and it seemed the best place to ask.
I don't know what the issue is but she seems to have lots of ups and downs recently for no reason as in lovely one minute and losing the plot over something very minor the next (very similar to me once a month hence the hormone comment). All I wanted was some advice to understand what is going on and how to deal with it appropriately rather than just 'blaming' but you go ahead and judge that's fine.

MrsCakesPremonition Mon 16-Dec-13 23:47:54 is a very good resouce for all sorts of parenting issues right up to the oldest teens.
I find it really useful to dip into, watch a video for 5 mins and gets some new ideas and perspective.

zooweemumma Tue 17-Dec-13 13:55:03

Might she just be really really tired?

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