Posts tagged "boys"

Columnist Mike Lupica writes tween sports books that inspire

Columnist Mike Lupica writes tween sports books that inspire
Sports columnist Mike Lupica is also a young adult novelist who is gaining quite a following in the middle school crowd, particularly among boys.  His tween sports books focus on sports and the pressure on young athletes. Like sports themselves, the books end up being about much more as Lupica also explores the themes of... Read more »

Girls fight for right to play football

The NFL play offs are in full swing, and as the pro teams battle to get to the Super Bowl, tween girls waging their own fight to get on the gridiron. Nine year-old Sam Gordon is featured on the Wheaties box and appeared on Sports Center yesterday. Girls are rejecting the notion that tackle football... Read more »

Kids should wear their pajamas to sleep, not to school or to parties

Kids should wear their pajamas to sleep, not to school or to parties
I firmly believe that my tween should wear pajamas to bed, not to school and not to public events. This apparently puts me in the minority.  My daughter’s school has Pajama Day as part of its spirit week, and our local park district sponsors “Tween Night” every few weeks in the winter, and tonight’s theme... Read more »
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Boys are beginning puberty earlier, as young as 9 years old

Boys are beginning puberty earlier, as young as 9 years old
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the November edition of its journal, Pediatrics, reports that early puberty is not jut happening to girls. Boys are also entering puberty earlier than they used to do so. How early are boys beginning puberty? Historically, boys were expected to begin puberty at 11 ½.  The large study... Read more »

Three signs that my girl is becoming a full fledged tween

My daughter was just dipping her toes in the tween waters when I started this blog a few months ago. Like any transition, the slide into the tween years is not an automatic one. There are times she seems very much still a little girl, and other times when it feels like those days are... Read more »