Sunday December 8, 2013
Tweens can be awkward, it's just a part of growing up. But you can help your tween minimize his or her awkwardness by teaching them about personal space and that their behavior can make others feel comfortable or uncomfortable. It's a balancing act -- being yourself and fitting in at the same time. Role play situations if your tween has questions, and don't worry. The awkward stage doesn't last that long.
Saturday December 7, 2013
Why is it so hard to be a tween girl? Puberty is hard enough, and for some reason many girls can turn on others without reason or warning. Girl drama can be devastating for a tween to have to deal with. It can lead to harassment, bullying and a lot of other problems you don't want your child to have to deal with. Be on the lookout for it, and nip it in the bud if you can. If you're worried your daughter is the one causing the drama, it might be time to sit down for a discussion of appropriate behavior and the consequences of bad behavior.
Friday November 29, 2013
If your child is thinking about running for school government office while in middle school, he or she should first consider the responsibilities of each position. Serving on the student government can be a wonderful learning experience, but your child should go in knowing that it will also be a time commitment.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Hopefully, you're where you hope to be this Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day and time with your family. And if you need to keep your tween busy today, be sure to put him to work. There are plenty of things older children can do to help out on busy holidays.