Posts tagged "advice"

Great advice for teens about social media from a surprising source

Great advice for teens about social media from a surprising source
When a tween or teen dives into the world of social media, it can be similar to jumping off the dive into the deep end of the pool. But perhaps there’s a little blue bird available to offer some wisdom and guidance. The Twitter Help Center has a section dedicated just to teens, and it... Read more »

10 pieces of advice for my tween

10 pieces of advice for my tween
ChicagoNow is hosting blogapaloozahour during which we have one hour to write a post on a prompt that is revealed at a given time. “Give advice to a person, place or thing.” I found this to be interesting because, in the past few days, I’ve been debating just how much advice to give my tween.... Read more »

8 tips for junior high success from a retired teacher

8 tips for junior high success from a retired teacher
Parents of tweens often wonder what they can do to help their kids be successful middle school or junior high students. To provide insight, I’ve called in a pro, today’s guest blogger, Kathy Mathews. After 35 years of teaching Spanish and French at the junior high and high school levels, she has decades of insight... Read more »
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Celebrities offer the advice they would give their 10-year-old selves

Celebrities offer the advice they would give their 10-year-old selves
Tween parents know that their children often seem to take advice from strangers more to heart than they do words of wisdom from mom and dad. Spirit Magazine, the monthly publication produced by Southwest Airlines, seems to know this.¬† At the end of each monthly issue, they include the “The ‘If’ List,” a feature in... Read more »

Listen to your mother, no matter how old you are

Listen to your mother, no matter how old you are
Parenting a tween means repeating yourself, often. It also means having a large amount of patience and excellent cheerleading skills. It seems that being my mother means you need that at all ages, not just the tween years. I’m lucky and grateful for all that my mom continues to do for me and, this week... Read more »

Advice for parents: Understanding anxiety in your child

Advice for parents: Understanding anxiety in your child
Being a tween in today’s world isn’t always easy, and many children and tweens, and their parents, are dealing with anxiety. Parents may not know what is going on, or may not know how to help the child despite a desperate desire to do so. Here to arm with parents more information and to give... Read more »
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Tips for traveling with tweens

Tips for traveling with tweens
Just as parenting tweens requires different techniques than parenting little ones, so does traveling with tweens. Although it may feel like their hormones or changing attitudes require their own set of luggage, tweens are also more mobile, self-sufficient and interested in the world than little people. Traveling with tweens can create wonderful family memories and... Read more »

Amy Poehler gives awesome advice on how to avoid negativity

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Tweens, particularly those in middle school, can be notoriously negative. They can be hard on their peers; goodness knows they can be very critical of their parents; and most of all, as their bodies change and the social world gets harder to navigate, they can be especially negative about themselves. Thank goodness Amy Poehler has... Read more »

Amy Poehler's advice about appreciating your body is great for all ages

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I know that Amy Poehler’s video advice to a woman who doesn’t like her body has made the rounds on the internet, but it is so good that it is worth repeating, and sharing. The Smart Girls at the Party web series¬†aims to celebrate “extraordinary individuals who are changing the world by being themselves” and... Read more »
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Back to School Book Review: Middle School Survival Guides

Back to School Book Review: Middle School Survival Guides
With a whole new class of tweens venturing into the scary territory of middle school or junior high for the first time, Discovery Girls released four books as Middle School Survival Guides. They provide advice, tips and strategies for navigating the social minefield that can be middle school. Tweens often feel that they are the... Read more »