Roundup of thoughts on Thanksgiving with tweens and teens

Roundup of thoughts on Thanksgiving with tweens and teens

Here's a round up of posts about Thanksgiving with tweens and teens that I've enjoyed this week.

5 Things I Do Differently at Holidays with Teens by Becky Mather on My Parenthetical

"My children have different schedules and needs now that they are older. Between sports, jobs and school, they do not always have the interest or the latitude to celebrate on the family schedule. I am trying to adapt. So why can’t holiday dinner become holiday breakfast?! Family events can expand to include your kids’ friends also. Modeling flexibility and a willingness to adapt to change is important for your teen to witness during what can be a stressful time of year."

Thanksgiving Dinner: Why We Decided Not To Skip It After All by Laura Hanby Hudgens on Grown & Flown

"I want my children to know how to create an atmosphere of warmth and welcome. Sometimes that’s done by eating cookies off a paper plate in a cluttered kitchen. Other times it means bringing out Grandmother’s dishes and polishing the silver."

Thanksgiving: Not My Favorite Food, But That Doesn’t Matter by Rochelle Weinstein on Your Teen

"This year, I decided to move Thanksgiving to our summer cottage in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. I was ready to get out of Florida and host all thecousins and siblings in the mountains. I envisioned us playing our football game in sweatshirts and on a grassy knoll, sipping egg nog, and immersing ourselves in the traditions of a true northern holiday.

My teenage son didn’t share the same vision."

Thanksgiving with Teens by 

"Gone are the days Pilgrim costumes and handprint turkey crafts, painted macaroni “bead” necklaces, and This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land sing-alongs.Which is why I –the queen of last minute solutions – have, in the past few years, begun doing the only thing I know to do. I have been planning ahead, getting down and dirty with intentional parenting, stock piling up on ideas to keep my teen and pre-teen involved and busy come Thanksgiving."

11 Funny Thanksgiving Quotes to Tickle Your Wishbone on Between Us Parents

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”  ― Erma Bombeck

And if you're thinking of heading to the movies this weekend, there are a lot of new flicks out. Not sure which one is best and most appropriate for your family? Check out the Kids' Holiday Movie Guide 2016 on Common Sense Media. You can find my review of Moana here.

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