All Blog Posts Tagged 'tweens' (57)

Friday Fandom No.3

 

Welcome to Friday Fandom! 

 

Friday Fandom (the state or condition of being a fan of something or someone on a Friday!) has a two fold mission:

  • Each week, you'll find a round up of…
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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 28, 2015 at 9:04pm — No Comments

If you're happy and you know it, tell your Mom

There are certain questions that I ask my son frequently:

  • Did you know that you are very special to me?
  • What questions did you ask today?
  • Did you flush and wash your hands?…
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Added by Lauren Markman on August 28, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Ain't nobody got time for that: gettin' real with tweens and chores

"Make it fun for them", they said.

"Make it age appropriate", they said.

"Make a cute chart for them to follow", they said.

"Pay them for doing the work", they said.

"Shut up", I say to them, because I have tried all of what "they" said and it didn't work.

C'mon, you've seen all of the pretty Pinterest tutorials on how to make a chore chart with age appropriate chores, giving a sticker for each chore completed. Just…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Back to School with a tween...Oh My! helping your tween coordinate outfits

"You wanna wear that?!?!?"

This was the response I silently whispered to myself when my tween, Flower, walked into the room one day wearing an outfit she had picked out.

Oh lawd, I knew this day would come sooner than later. After all, at the time, she was around 7 years old.…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 8, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

No boy bands for me

As my family left a science museum on our vacation, we passed hundreds of girls lining the streets near a local arena. They were dressed in fan gear - shirts, shorts, socks, buttons, jewelry, hats - from head to toe and were holding signs, banners and flags for One Direction. And despite the heat and that it was four hours before the concert was supposed to start, there they were.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 7, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

Why I created a Lady Lair and you should too

Nobody backs baby into a…closet? For all you youngins, go watch Dirty Dancing to partially get that reference.

See, I’ve always wanted my own space. Seems that everybody in our house has a space to call their own. When we moved last summer, my…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ultimate Book Lover's Gift Guide

 

Happy Holidays and Happy reading!

This gift guide was compiled by Audrey van Petegem and Suzanne Letourneau of the ballyhoos, who support Indie…
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Added by Audreyvp on December 11, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

More kids equals more stuff done at work

Parents develop skill sets that no one talks about. In addition to awesome time management and the ability to function on a lack of sleep, we also have the ability to make up songs on the fly, invent games to distract children while waiting in line and even build super-cool forts out of pillows and blankets.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** "Take a nap" keeps getting bumped off my to-do list for some reason.



** My family is an all-you-can-eat buffet for the multiplying mosquitoes in our neighborhood.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 12, 2014 at 10:22am — 2 Comments

How do you plan on embarrassing your child?

Children are embarrassing; it's in their nature. I believe that many adults are often jealous of children's social "pass" in getting to say whatever is on their minds at any time: "That woman is fat!" or "I can see your underwear and it's blue!" or "The food you cook tastes like poopy!" are all things that can be yelled by children at the decibel level of a jackhammer with little immediate repercussions beyond a parent saying, "please use…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 28, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Underage socializing

I know several parents who have secured social media accounts in their children's names, intending them to be gifts once their children reach the appropriate age.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 24, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Don’t look Away! Movie Star Morris Chestnut, Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber DON’T WALK AWAY! They HELP! - See more at: http://www.cheriecorso.com/?p=1045#sthash.i4t1vxuv.dpuf

Don’t look Away! Movie Star Morris Chestnut, Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber DON’T WALK AWAY! They HELP!

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Added by Cherie Corso on February 17, 2014 at 1:06am — No Comments

Why Do Older Children and Teens Lie to Their Parents?

Parents it is very important that you have a continuous relationship with their child as they are growing up so that when your child becomes a teenager, you will know them well enough to determine when they aren’t telling you the truth.  Kids will tell you a story if they think that they can get away with it.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 25, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

"Mommy is apparel a dirty word?"

 

 

We have all seen the endless American Apparel billboards, subway ads, bus stop posters, and magazine spreads for this company which primarily makes casual clothing targeted for the 18-25 age group, T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, underwear.

 

Dov Charney has built an empire…

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Added by Rhonda Talbot on July 12, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Mid-Parenting Crisis

I'm brainstorming here. I'd like this to be well thought out resonating post of parenting rationalization but the truth is that I'm sitting at my desk shocked by interactions that have taken place between myself and my teenage daughter in the past week, things that have come out of nowhere.

I know that over the past year I've come to a sort of mid-life-crisis in parenting similar to that of the 40 year old man that is mid-life minus the new Porsche and Viagra. My daughter is turning…

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Added by Brandy Burke on July 1, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

One For My Mother

I am not even sure what started the screaming match between my daughter and I, but all of a sudden our family dinner turned to tears and snot, grounding and a bunch of things being said – I don't know how it gets so out of control so quickly. She's so sweet and little until she decides she's grown.

I don't understand how you can clearly hatefully disrespect someone and then be like “I didn't do anything wrong” - so while we were sitting there playing the blame game it occurred to me…

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Added by Brandy Burke on July 1, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Parenting Doesn't Always Feel Good...

Both my girls have their fair share of anxiety - I can be credited for passing that down to them, I guess. Neither one is worse than the other, and while their anxieties are similar, they're also pretty different and have to be handled differently.

Brooke is indecisive and has separational anxiety - she wants to spend the night with a friend, but then calls me at 10:30 not able to sleep, she invites friends over but decides later that she wishes they would leave. She wants to go to…

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Added by Brandy Burke on June 30, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Allowance for Tweens- What's Your Take?

So... we've gone back and forthon the whole giving the kids an allowance decision.  Typically they will do chores for a little while when they want something badly.  Then they fall out of the habit of doing chores and likewise we fall out of the habit of giving them extra spending cash.…



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Added by Jessica McCoy on June 4, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments

A Well Visit Wake Up - or How My Son Became An "Adolescent"

I recently took my 11 year old son for his yearly well visit with the pediatrician.  At the end of the appointment, and after being assured all was indeed well, the doctor handed me a nifty little printout detailing the visit.  The first page listed current height and weight, any labs and tests ordered, results from vision and hearing screening, and any follow up…

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Added by Rebecca Rodriguez-Brea on April 30, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

The Retail Sexualization of Teens

If you didn’t see this post by fellow blogger Vinobaby’s Voice, you need to read it (after you read this,  of course). It’s regarding the high school senior who is raising all sorts of chaos because her school’s yearbook staff rejected the girl’s senior photo submission. Once you see the pictures, I’m sure you’ll understand why they rejected them. Yes, It’s Too Sexy…

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Added by Kristen Daukas on January 12, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments

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