Big Kids: Madonna King On Why The Teen Years Start At 10

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11 Feb 2021 · 38 minutes

Big Kids: Madonna King On Why The Teen Years Start At 10
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Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is. Confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

What if we told you that ten is now the beginning of teendom?

Well, Madonna King's new book Ten-Ager reveals just that. Through her research, consulting parents, teachers, psychologists and ten-agers, she discovered that our girls start to show signs of insecurity and emotional volatility far younger than we initially thought. Madonna shares with us everything she learnt about the ten-ager and her best tips for parents going through it. 


Madonna King's new book Ten-Ager is out now! 


Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

Guests: Madonna King

Producer: Mikayla Floriano


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