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20 Signs Your Tween Is Turning Into a Teen

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16. Independence
Sure, you’ve said, “Brush your teeth,” a million times, but now he’s doing it on his own and has told you, “I know what to do. Stop telling me.” It's hard not to continue to remind because you've been instructing your child's every move for years, but if your kid is on top of his or her responsibilities, be sure to step back and compliment a job well done.