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20 Signs Your Tween Is Turning Into a Teen

7. Independent Spirit
“I can do it.” From making a grilled cheese sandwich to ordering her favorite treat at a café, this is an ideal time to start teaching your child the skills she will use for a lifetime. While you’re at it, show her how to load and unload the dishwasher too. Just don’t expect perfection the first, or the fifth, time. Patience is key.