Posts in category "Hygiene, Hair & Skin Care"

Melanoma Monday: Teaching tweens and teens to protect their skin

Melanoma Monday: Teaching tweens and teens to protect their skin
It’s Melanoma Monday. While this may not seem like a holiday that has much the fact that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. I am in that 20% having had basal cell skin cancer. That’s the “good” kind. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin... Read more »

Tween hair care: Tips from a stylist

Tween hair care: Tips from a stylist
The tween years are marked by an increased interest in one’s appearance, and that includes a keen interest in hair cares and styles. In our house, it also means a sudden explosion of products, implements and accessories covering the bathroom. While tweens are certainly interested in their hair (and yes, both boys and girls are,... Read more »

10 Tips for dealing with lice in tweens

10 Tips for dealing with lice in tweens
I’m grateful for this guest post as I was surprised to learn that tweens certainly can and do get lice. I know. Shudder. I’m honoring the request to run this guest post anonymously because the author did not want to publicly call her tweens out on the internet for having lice. I can understand that. ... Read more »
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Do's and Don'ts of tween skin care

Do's and Don'ts of tween skin care
Acne and skin problems used to be a teen issue, but, with kids enter puberty earlier, tween acne is on the rise. Dermatologists are seeing kids who are 10 years old and even younger seeking help for skin issues. Each year they are diagnosing more and more kids younger than 12 years old with pre-adolescent... Read more »

Why does hair color change during puberty?

Why does hair color change during puberty?
My child was a very bald baby but she morphed into a towheaded two-year old. Her hair stayed a beautiful blonde shade for years but it’s slowly been darkening. I noticed that it didn’t get nearly as light over this past summer as it did in the past. When she brought home her school picture... Read more »

Kids and contacts: Is my tween ready for contact lenses?

Kids and contacts: Is my tween ready for contact lenses?
My tween got glasses a few months ago and she is now asking for contacts.  As parents, we are not sure if our child is ready for contact lenses, so we started doing some research, which revealed that many eye care professionals begin to encourage contact lens wear at age 11 to 14 so it’s... Read more »
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6 lessons my tween learned when donating hair to charity

6 lessons my tween learned when donating hair to charity
Teaching tweens to give back is a goal of many parents, and many tweens choose to truly give of themselves by growing and donating their hair for wigs for cancer patients or others who suffer from hair loss. I was so proud of my daughter when she decided to cut and donate her hair. She... Read more »

Should tweens be lifting weights or doing strength training?

Should tweens be lifting weights or doing strength training?
When I think of lifting weights and strength training, I don’t automatically think of tweens. (I may think of Arnold Schwarzenegger hopped up on steroids, but that’s a different story.) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), however, is all for strength training for adolescents. In fact, doctors are all for strength training for kids as... Read more »

The best email I ever received was regarding my tween and the purchase of a fake hair ponytail

Before you have kids, there are things you don’t understand and think that you will never do engage in certain activities. Then you become a parent, and everything changes. For me, I didn’t understand fake hair. Those curls on Irish dancers? Cute, but creepy. Why in God’s name would a parent ever shell out money... Read more »
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Too sick for school? How a pediatrician decides when to let her kids stay home

Too sick for school? How a pediatrician decides when to let her kids stay home
In my experience, when little kids are sick, they are very visibly SICK. Deciding to let my kindergartener say home wasn’t tough. Tweens, though, are trickier. How do you decide when to keep your tween home from school due to illness? The general rule in our household is you need to have a fever or... Read more »