Posts tagged "tweens"

Tweens are like toddlers: 4 things the age groups have in common

Tweens are like toddlers: 4 things the age groups have in common
It’s time for another installment of ways tweens are like toddlers and vice versa. The similarities between the age groups are numerous and while yes, parenting gets easier as they become more self-sufficient, there are tweens bring challenges that can give a parent a sense of deja vu. 1. Bedtime brings sweet, sweet relief. The... Read more »

New study finds tweens rarely have sex; parents breathe sighs of relief

New study finds tweens rarely have sex; parents breathe sighs of relief
Sometimes I feel like the bearer of bad news, sharing information about things parents need to know, but would really rather not think about. Today, though, here’s some good news: a new study shows that only a miniscule number of tweens are having sex. I know, you’d rather not think about tweens and sex at... Read more »

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kids

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kids
Gung Hay Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year is on Sunday, February 10th, and this year is the year of the Snake. Here are some ideas of how you can celebrate the start of the Year of the Snake with your whole family and introduce your kids to the wonders of China. Clean... Read more »
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Exploring the Disney World Parks with Tweens and Older Kids

Exploring the Disney World Parks with Tweens and Older Kids
Please welcome guest poster Becca Ludlum, author of Our Crazy Boys, where she shares her experiences as a mom to two tween boys. She’s sharing her experience with her boys at Disney World in Orlando and giving us some great tips for fun at the Mouse House with older kids. Thanks so much for being... Read more »

Violent video games are an issue for parents and Vice President Biden

Violent video games are an issue for parents and Vice President Biden
Violent video games garnered attention after the massacre in Newtown, CT, raised concern that violent imagery in video games has contributed to a culture of violence. Vice President Joe Biden met with Biden asked the executives of manufacturers of violent video games. He asked executives of companies that make games such as Call of Duty, Mortal... Read more »

Seven amazing tweens who did great things in 2012

A 9 year-old boy, Caine Monroy, constructed an elaborate arcade out of cardboard boxes in his dad's used auto parts store in Los Angeles. He was surprised by hundreds of customers in an event that was turned into a movie. His boundless creativity and enthusiasm was an inspiration to all who saw it.
Tweens can change the world, and many of them did so in 2012. We’d like to end the year on a high note and with good news, so please click through the gallery below to see just some of the amazing tweens that have garnered attention for all the right reasons in 2012. From artists... Read more »
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New Year's Eve family game night: fun twists on the classics

New Year's Eve family game night: fun twists on the classics
Winter break is at the half way point, and by now you’re tired of the siblings being at each others’ throats and you’re ready for a little space. That can make the cries of “I’m bored” even harder to handle. While you’re all ready for a little space, tweens still crave your undivided attention. Family... Read more »

Fight boredom: Keep kids busy by putting them in charge of making dinner

Fight boredom: Keep kids busy by putting them in charge of making dinner
In the aftermath that follows unwrapping the presents and avoiding writing thank you notes, the kids turn to you to for entertainment. For the next few days, Tween Us is armed with suggestions to get you and your kids through winter break, and have fun together and with others. Preempt the cries of “I’m bored!”... Read more »

Fight boredom: Keep kids busy over winter break by throwing a party

Fight boredom: Keep kids busy over winter break by throwing a party
“And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.”  Johnny Mathis knew what he was singing about in “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” as kids  home from school start declaring, “I’m bored!” In the aftermath that follows unwrapping the presents and avoiding writing thank you notes, the kids turn... Read more »
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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 »