Ages 13 to 14
Parents should brace themselves for what is often a wildly emotional passage. Young teens become sensitive to peers’ opinions and react strongly to them. Yet the social skills they need to figure out what their peers really think won’t be fully mature for years, making this a confusing and potentially miserable time.
At about this time, teens’ response to stress goes haywire, sparking more door-slamming and tears. …
Wall Street Journal – What Teens Need Most From Their Parents
Family support is a stress buffer. The routine of sport training can be an anchor. The Gym a refuge.