Tag: tweens

Body Image and My Tween Daughter: “I Won’t Buy That Size”

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Spring is here! It's time to swap winter sweats for spring shorts, sweatshirts for t-shirts, and boots for flip flops. Who else is ready? I...

Dear son, don’t be a jerk. A love letter to my...

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Seems like yesterday that my biggest parental worry was having enough diapers packed for a road trip. Now, it's cyberbullying, PSATs, and career paths....

9 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Her Body...

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"Body-positive" "Body-confident" "Body-shaming" These are the body-buzz-words of our lives. Sorting through all of these image-related sound bites and messages is really difficult to do when everywhere...

Peeing My Pants (and other things I do to bond with...

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Daily, and I mean DAILY, I am trying to figure out my parenting game with my tween daughter.  I have a 14 year old...

Four Terrific Tween Birthday Party Ideas {that you can host at...

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     As a mom of some older kids, let me break something to you. During the tween years, you are going to have to change...

5 Ways to Annoy Your Teens & Preteens

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It's not a secret that teenagers can be a challenge, but come on, toddlers are a challenge too.  So really, parenting in general is...

Parenting a Tween Girl: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

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The slam of the door was the next thing I heard.  Then a blood curdling scream.  I'm pretty sure the neighbors on each side...

An Open Letter to My Middle Schooler

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I do it every day you get out of the car for school.  I watch you walk up to the building and can't believe...

The Dreaded Middle School Years

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The year you send your child to middle school is the year so many of us dread. We ask the parents of older kids...

When Do I Let Go?

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I am a rookie mom of a middle-schooler.   My oldest is in the 6th grade.  Almost immediately I saw the changes in him....

Three Simple Rules for Back-to-School Shopping with a Tween Girl

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It's that time of year again. That time when all of us moms look with eager anticipation at the calendar, our hearts jumping with...