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When we look at our kids– and think of the responsibilities we had and risks we took at their ages– a lot of us think our kids are growing up more slowly. This is definitely not always a bad thing. But when our kid is playing Pokémon and their peers have moved on to Snapchat, should we be encouraging them to blossom? Or letting them stay young a little longer?
Amy and Margaret discuss:
- why it's good to have "young" kids
- when to rescue, and when to leave them alone
- how to make our own homes safe havens for our kids to be exactly who they are
- Camille Noe Pagán for WebMD: "Is It Immaturity or ADHD?"
- Alloprof Parents: "5 ways to support an immature first grader"
- PsychCentral: "The Effects of Trauma from Growing up Too Fast"
- Amy Norton for CBS News: "Why today's teens are growing up more slowly than they used to"
- Katie Bishop for BBC: "Kids getting older younger: Are children growing up too fast?"
- Steven Richfield for HealthyPlace: "Coaching The Emotionally Immature Middle Schooler"
- Julie Rawe for Understood: "Why some kids seem immature compared to other kids their age"
- Dr. Tori Cordiano for Your Teen Magazine: "My Daughter Is Immature and She’s Annoying Her Friends"
- Jessica Lahey for Your Teen Magazine: "Understanding Changing Middle School Friendships"
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