The following is an excerpt from a post at Radical Parenting by Gema – an 18-year old from Miami, FL.  It’s nice to get perspective on tweenhood from someone who was more recently a tween.  She writes: I’m a firm believer in having no regrets. I think that our mistakes and our reactions to them are [...]

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Sep
24
How to Give Feedback to Raise Self-Esteem
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Baseball is a stressful sport. We’re at the start of a comparatively low-key fall youth baseball season.  But already players and parents are edgy.  The pressure seen on the field is rivaled only by the tension found in the faces of otherwise level-headed parents.  Those who would encourage someone else’s son despite his errors and strikeouts, [...]

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Sep
22
Tween Turning Heads
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The following is an excerpt written by Deb Dunham for Radical Parenting – Parenting From The Kid’s Perspective.  To view the entire article, follow the link below. My twelve year old daughter is grabbing the attention of boys.  Quite frankly, I’m at a loss.  While vacationing at a lake this summer, we were introduced to [...]

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Sep
16

If you ask tweens this question, they’re likely to hesitate before they answer.  Most tweens don’t measure their daily experiences in terms of beauty.  If an answer does surface, chances are, it will entail a description of a flower, a rainbow, a cloud, or some other object that encompasses a child’s primitive definition of beauty. [...]

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Sep
11
Free Redecorating (by tweens)
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I won’t lie to you.  Most days I have to stifle a potentially explosive feeling of irritation when I encounter the mess that comes from having three children.  Fighting a strong preference for order, I’ll mumble cues to myself:  “Look the other way.  Don’t comment on the mess.  Remember how much you love them.  That’s [...]

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