My youngest is in this phase and it truly does describe him to a "t". Matthew is at that stage where he realizes he is less of a kid and more of a teen and isn't always happy about that. He was just lamenting yesterday that he is too old for VBS this year (for the first time). I told him he could go as a helper and he said "I want to go as a kid".
And oh, the critical spirit. He truly is critical of everyone, from strangers to his parents and most critical of himself.
I was so relieved that the authors of this book agree with my approach to the internet and supervision. Many of the boys friends think that my husband and I are "the strictest parents in the world" (which I assure you we are not) however I am involved and careful. I was thankful that this chapter validated my position on that.
Love this book!!!