Posts tagged "parenting"

5 ways blogging is similar to parenting

5 ways blogging is similar to parenting
My blog turns a year old tomorrow and I feel a bit like a proud parent, with the same healthy dose of “we made it!” relief that I felt on my daughter’s first birthday. I’m a mom. I’m a blogger. And then it hit me that those two endeavors are really not so different.  Here... Read more »

We gave our tween our heart, and she lost it

We gave our tween our heart, and she lost it
My husband and I were married almost two years ago in a very small ceremony. While our wedding was very much about our love for each other, it was also about my daughter who was 8 at the time and the formation of our immediate family trio. We included her in the ceremony: just as... Read more »

March 12 is Girl Scout Day

March 12 is Girl Scout Day
On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah, Georgia with 18 girls. When not selling cookies (mmmm  thin mints), Girl Scouts are busy earning badges and volunteering. Girl Scout Day is always celebrated on the anniversary of their founding. When beginning the Girl Scouts, Low said, “I’ve got... Read more »
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Tween parenting means covering a gamut of topics, from tarriffs to misogyny to PowerPoint

Tween parenting means covering a gamut of topics, from tarriffs to misogyny to PowerPoint
I am the parent of a tween, and I am exhausted. The world is moving at a pace that I find it hard to keep up with, and even harder to stay on top of as a parent. The wide variety of topics that we talk about over the course of 24 hours is pretty... Read more »

Trouble in Tween Paradise: Relating to your child under stress

Trouble in Tween Paradise: Relating to your child under stress
Parenting can be stressful under any circumstances, and communicating with tweens can create its own unique brand of stress and difficulty. To offer helpful tips and advice to help parents and tweens connect and communicate, please welcome back today’s guest posters Abbie Kelley, MA, LCPC and Julianne Neely, MSW, LSW, licensed therapists specializing in child,... Read more »

More ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler

More ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler
Last month, I wrote about ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler. I only scratched the surface of the commonalities these two groups share. Readers chimed in with their own suggestions of ways 2 year-olds and 12 year-olds are more alike than they are different. Here’s the first post: “Ways parenting a... Read more »
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Ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler

Ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler
When parents of toddlers are at wits end dealing with diapers and temper tantrums and other fun aspects of parenting a toddler, they comfort themselves with the promise that this whole parenting business will get easier over time. I certainly did so. I’m not here to burst anyone’s bubble, but I’ve recently noticed that those... Read more »

Skip resolutions on New Year's Day: Questions to ask your child for the new year

Skip resolutions on New Year's Day: Questions to ask your child for the new year
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce You may be excited at a year of opportunity and ready to make resolutions for yourself and your children, but... Read more »

How to talk to kids and tweens about tragedies

The news of the absolutely tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, is horrific.  Many children and adults are dead, with recent reports bringing the death toll at the school to 26, including 18 children.  Upon first hearing the news, I wanted to hug my daughter, wanted to go to her elementary... Read more »
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I hate getting the park district program guide

Nothing causes parental panic in me like the arrival of the local park district program guide. I get nervous, and while I know I’m not going to feel good afterward, I open it anyway. Then the self-doubt creeps in completely takes over. What if my tween is great at fencing and we’ll never know because... Read more »