Treating preteens or “tweens” requires a different approach than treating teens and children. Though very similar approaches are used, preteens are facing different challenges. This is the first time in their lives that they are facing more difficult social situations, added pressure from social media, body image issues, and of course the dreaded “hormones”. This is a hard time for anyone and it is normal to have troubles during this age range. By laying a good foundation of skills when children are this age can prevent more problems occurring in adolescents and adulthood. Skills for handling new emotions and situations are built.