03/23/2016 04:12 EDT | Updated 05/12/2016 12:59 EDT

Parenting Tweens: This Stage Is Actually Worse Than The Teen Years

Thankfully, parenting expert Alyson Schafer has tips to get us through.

We hear a lot about how hard the teen years are, but many of us parents are unprepared for the stage right before: the tween years. In fact, parenting tweens can be even harder than teens!

In the video above, parenting expert Alyson Schafer tells us why pre-teens are so tough (and how we can cope).


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