May
28

My tween is learning the challenge of honoring a committment.  And I am challenged by his resistance to it.  Old fashioned values would dictate that he play out his baseball season despite a loss of enthusiasm.  He made a committment to the team, after all.  I subscribe to this value even though the path of [...]

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If you’re interested in the topic of cyberbullying and like to keep on top of the trends in order to protect your tweens and teens, please follow this link to an article by Rachel Simmons.  It outlines a perverse new website that you should be aware of.  http://www.tweenparent.com/articles/view/249

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May
20
Five Empowering Songs For Tweens
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As a mom and a tween mentor, I’m always on the lookout for empowering songs to inspire the tweens in my life.  Today I’d like to share part of my inspirational playlist with you.  Most songs are fairly current and popular, but if you can’t convince your tween to add these songs to her own [...]

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Each Spring, select books are recognized for the high quality they represent.  Book awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in choosing the best materials for youth.  Tween You and Me: A Preteen Guide to Becoming Your Best Self  is among the acclaimed juvenile non-fiction titles of 2010. Tween You and Me is a positive [...]

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May
11

The following link forwards to an article written by a teen at RadicalParenting.com.    I share it with you because it is a very typical example of the critical and defeating inner dialogue of an adolescent girl.  It reminds us that exterior image or impression is not necessarily indicative of one’s inner sense of self-worth.  A bold, beautiful, accomplished [...]

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