Shannan Headshot EditedI'm Shannan Younger, the writer behind Between Us Parents. I'm a recovering attorney, mom of one teen daughter, and life-long Midwesterner. You can email me at TweenUsBlog (at) gmail (dot) com.

In the 3+ years of its existence, Between Us Parents has become a leading source of information for parents of adolescents and has been quoted by many publications, as well as on "24 Hours" on CBS and by the BBC. (When I envisioned myself being quoted in the international media, however, in my mind it was never about Justin Bieber.)

In addition to sharing research and empowering parents with facts, Tween Us is a supportive community where parents of adolescents can share their challenging and champion parenting moments, and to know that they're not alone in the sea of hormones.

Note: Adolescents love their privacy, and also need to learn to protect it. For those reasons, this blog is about the experience of parenting them, while I share my experience as a mom, I am very mindful of what I share about my daughter. You can read more about that here. You may not get many photos of my kiddo, but hopefully you'll settle for a photo of me.

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I also write Mom Factually which takes a broader view of parenting and includes more lifestyle topics like recipes, books and Disney.

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