Posts tagged "Tweens"

Dear Son, Please Stop Teasing My Mother’s Heart

Dear Son, Please Stop Teasing My Mother’s Heart
My roller-coaster relationship with my junior high school son often leaves me dizzy, confused and nauseous. Phillip celebrated his 12th birthday earlier this month. Not even a week later, I have yet to walk that sober line to his bedroom and discuss our relationship. While I’ve struggled this past year with his changing voice, ridiculously... Read more »

Even Good Kids Make Bad Choices

Even Good Kids Make Bad Choices
I always imagined that as a mother I would develop some kind of bad kid radar that would go off inside my head every time one of those kids came near my child, like a faint buzzing sound or the click of handcuffs. While I never really did develop the bad kid radar – I... Read more »

Mom's Guide To Junior High Fashion

Mom's Guide To Junior High Fashion
Welcome to Junior High School, Mom! Congratulations – You Are Old. Oh, don’t shake your head and say that you still look like you’re twenty and everyone says that you and your tween look like siblings. It doesn’t matter. My oldest daughter was born months before my 21st birthday. When she entered junior high school,... Read more »
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Puberty and Personal Hygiene: An Embarrassing Flashback

When do kids hit puberty? Well, whenever it is, I remember it well. I was innocently sitting in the back of my parent’s car, sporting a Maggie Simpson t-shirt, when my mother let out the gasp of the century. “What is that SMELL?!” she practically screamed from the driver’s seat. I shrugged my shoulders and... Read more »