This time of life can be a challenge for your young tween. Children at this age are going through puberty and dealing with more peer and societal stress than ever before. “Tweens are the new teens,” says parenting expert and educator Dr. Michele Borba. “They’re dealing with pressure earlier and earlier." Part of this has to do with what Borba calls the “Trifecta of Awkwardness." This is the age when they’re dealing with glasses, braces and acne all at once—along with life’s other challenges. How do you transform your tween’s self-image when they’re at this sensitive stage? We’ve got your step-by-step guide for recognizing the problem and helping your child get through it.