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Whether your angelic baby is turning into a tantrum filled toddler or your cute little kid is transforming into a sassy teenager, every mom understands the struggle of watching your little one grow up. Your kids are starting to voice their opinions and gain their independence, which leaves you feeling a little lost and unwanted sometimes. As long as you know how to deal with your aging adolescents you will always be able to maintain a positive, strong relationship with them. If you haven’t quite noticed these changes yet, here are five signs that will prove your kids are starting to grow up.
You’re Planning Milestone Birthdays
As soon as you start planning those big birthdays you know that your little one is now growing into a young adult. First they turn one, then they turn five, then before you know it they are turning sixteen, begging for a car and trying to plan the party of their dreams. When you tried to plan your sweet 16 it wasn’t even a big deal, but nowadays kids want to go all out with a sensational celebration with all of their friends. It’s fun to host a party for them to celebrate such a big milestone, so enjoy the moment and reflect on all of the happy memories you have together.
They Are Fiercely Independent
Your kid doesn’t need to hold your hand as they cross the street anymore, nor do they want you to take them to the movies anymore. They want to go everywhere on their own or with their friends; their independence is now more apparent than ever.
They Have Opinions on Everything
Your teenager is probably going through crazy mood swings right now; they have opinions about everything and anything. From the clothes they wear to the music they listen to, they are always very sure of what their likes and dislikes are now.
You Struggle to Spend Time with Them
Your little one used to love giving their mommy cuddles, but now they’re more interesting in playing with their friends or going out to parties. You are always vying for more time with your precious little angel, but it seems their priorities have now switched.
They Are Showing Maturity