There's a drastic change between how teens behave at 13 years old compared to 18 years old. Yet it happens so gradually that you might not even recognize your teen transforming into an adult right in front of your eyes. It's important to know what to expect from your teen during each year of adolescence. While all teens grow and develop at different rates, it's important to know what your teen may be experiencing along the path toward adulthood. Thirteen-year-old teens are finishing up one phase of life, leaving childhood behind, and entering another one, becoming a teen.
Typical Teenage Behaviors and Attitudes
The Growing Child- Teenager (13 to 18 Years)
No set pay scale exists for most of these jobs, but a little research can help you figure out what the going rate is in your community. While there is no limit to how much a year-old can earn, many states set a restriction on the number of continuous hours a child this age can work. Babysitting is a year-round job that can be even more lucrative for kids during the summer months: They have more availability, being out of school, and there's often more opportunity, as regular sitters go on vacation or take summer jobs. Babysitters can also connect with people in their area by registering with Care.
Early Teen (age 13-15 years)
When your child shifts from being a year-old kid to a year-old adolescent, you're likely to see some interesting changes. Your year-old will be sensitive to their changing bodies and take notice of the changes in their peers. Your teen may worry that they are different or may wonder if they are abnormal because they aren't growing body hair or because they haven't hit a growth spurt yet. This can be hard for parents because your young teen's worries aren't always sensible, but they are real worries to your teen.
Parenting an early teen is a lot like parenting a toddler in some ways. The developmental stage is all about moving toward independence, not always gracefully or responsibly. We can't change our child's basic personality, and the outside environment has a profound effect, from peers to school to media. But how we parent makes the critical difference in how our teen acts, from how rebellious he is to whether she throws emotional tantrums, from whether he gets enough sleep to how studious she is.