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Jennifer O'Donnell

Parenting Tweens December 2011 Archive

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Planning a New Year's Bash

Tuesday December 27, 2011
Two major holidays down, one to go. As for me, I'm pretty good at throwing a tween birthday party, but when it comes to planning a New Year's bash, well, ... Read More

How do You Fill the Winter Months?

Friday December 23, 2011
There's no snow where I live and it's not looking good that we'll get any this year. Right now, the temperature is hovering around 60 degrees. Ugh. I'm wondering how we'll ... Read More

Books Answer Questions About Middle School

Monday December 19, 2011
If your child is headed to middle school, consider making an investment in one of the many books out there that answer questions about middle school. A good book will ... Read More

Preparing for the Post Holiday Let Down

Friday December 16, 2011
I've already starting thinking about what to do with my kids the week after Christmas. I'd hate for the post holiday blues to set in, as it has with me ... Read More

Hosting a Sleepover? Activities are a Must

Tuesday December 13, 2011
Winter break is coming, and that means my children will have two weeks off from school. I'm sure at some point, a sleepover will creep into the schedule. Probably one ... Read More

Holiday Season is an Opportunity to Reinforce Etiquette

Sunday December 11, 2011
The holiday season is a notoriously busy time of year for many parents. But no matter how busy the next few weeks will be, be sure you reinforce your family ... Read More

Think Hobbies, Interests When Shopping for Your Tween

Thursday December 8, 2011
Gift giving is a lot easier when the person you're shopping for has an interest or hobby. Especially if the person you're shopping for is your tween. If you're stumped ... Read More

The Holidays - Let the (Unhealthy) Eating Begin

Tuesday December 6, 2011
The downside to the holiday season is the fact that there's food everywhere. Most annoying is knowing that my kids are bumping into sweets of all kinds every time they ... Read More

92 Gift Ideas for Tweens

Monday December 5, 2011
Twenty days to go. Feeling anxious yet? Need a few gift ideas for your preteen? Or did your child supply you with a wish list a mile long? I'm still striving ... Read More

Middle School Transition - More Important Than You May Think

Thursday December 1, 2011
Parents often fuss and worry when their children transition from middle school to high school. But according to education researchers, the transition from 5th grade to middle school may be ... Read More

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