Helping a 12-year-old grow up
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
Question: My daughter just turned 12, and refuses to stay home alone, even for short periods of time. She's never had separation issues, never a problem dropping her off at school or a friend's house. She is a bit of a worrier and says she's afraid someone might try to break into the house. She has also said she doesn't want to grow up, wear a bra, etc. Any suggestions? Give it more time? Am I missing any big red flags?