When your child reaches her tweens, don't be surprised to see a change in her behavior. Unlike when she was in her shy- girl-phase, your daughter may now be more prone to act out. This is the time when she starts rolling her eyes because she remembered something awful from class that day, or because you don't know anything about the cute boys fron One Direction.

It's not exactly the terrible twos, but dealing with bratty behavior from your tween daughter may just be as challenging. You're not the only one with this problem, though. Parents of bratty tweens all over often find themselves pulling their hair out or maybe just quietly giving up on their child. Either way, nothing will be solved. Parents need a more clear-cut strategy (and a lot of patience) for some change to take place.

What is this clear-cut strategy? Read on to find out:


(First published as "Battling with a Brat" in the "Good Family" section of Good Housekeeping Philippines' November 2011 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network. Screencap from Dark Shadows courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

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