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Raising Tweens

When They Say They Don't Care, They Actually Do

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

For now, I strive to keep up the traditions around holidays and birthdays and other celebrations, knowing that, deep down, my kids do care. And that traditions do matter.

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

Galit Breen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction, smart questions and kind (re)actions.

What Does the Fox Say About Parenting Tweens and Teens?

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Foxes and other wild animals have been raising teens for eons. Their dependents learn to fly in the dark, adapt to shifting environments and feed themselves. If they can teach their teens/tweens to survive on this planet, you can too.

Growing Pains

Allison Tate | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

He will be OK. He is ready, and he can do this, and it is going to get a lot better than it was today. That doesn't mean that this is going to be awesome. Growing up can kind of suck sometimes -- for kids and for parents.

'I'm A Mom Who Loves Babies': What It's Like To Watch My Kids Grown Up

Lisa McElroy | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

I've been thinking that being a big kid mom is going to be different, but it doesn't have to be any less awesome.