If you gave birth in the early aughts you probably studied What to Expect When You’re Expecting and you’re probably getting uncomfortably close to being the parent of a tween—that much maligned, often misunderstood mash-up of child/adolescent around the 108th to the 168th month.
Forget about carrying a jar of pickle juice with you in case your water breaks and put the so-called “Best Odds Diet,” that formula for guilt and binging, behind you.
There were plenty of guides and manuals to help you get through nursing and every phase of pregnancy and the first 12 months. After that, things get murky. But you don’t have to venture into the unknown territory of tweens alone. Here’s what to expect when you’re expecting a Tween.