Tweens: Most Popular Articles
If you think your child is ready to have a cell phone, a cell phone contract will clarify rules and responsibilities.
The choking game is a danger to tweens and teens. Here's what you need to know about this dangerous behavior.
Breast buds occur in the first phase of puberty for girls.
Tween girls may have questions about tampons and menstruation, but should preteens use tampons?
Myelination is important for efficient and complex brain processes. Learn what myelination means.
Is your older child preparing for a birthday? Before you buy the cake or send out the invitations, consider these birthday party ideas.
Voice change is a normal stage of puberty for boys. Here's what to expect.
Individual differences are the variations from one person to another on any number of variables. Learn how the study contributes to our understanding of human development.
If your daughter wants to throw a great slumber party, you'll need to provide plenty of fun. Consider these activity ideas to keep the girls busy and having fun.
Boys may begin puberty later than girls, here's what to look for when changes begin.
If your tween hasn't asked about the existence of Santa yet, she will. Here's how to answer when your child asks
Going back to school can be a challenge for your tween, don't make the experience worse by saying something you shouldn't.
Is your tween ready to be left at home alone? Know how to make the transition an easy one.
If your child is attending middle school this year, here's what you'll learn from orientation.
A parent's guide to help tweens make friends and keep them.
Puberty can be a challenging phase in a girl's life. Here's what you should know about girls and all the changes that are going to take place.
At some point during the tween years your daughter may begin showing the signs of puberty. Here's what you need to look for.
There are a number of middle school problems your child might encounter, including these.
If your tween is on the cusp of puberty, here's what you need to know before you sit down and talk about puberty.
If your tween is concerned about the new school year, you can boost his confidence with a little preplanning. Be sure to avoid these back to school mistakes so the new school year begins with a bang!
Verbal bullying is a subtle form of bullying that relies on the use of language. Learn more about what verbal bullying is.
Is your preteen just dying to wear make up? Consider these tips when mulling over the whole make up issue.
Before a girl begins her period she needs to know about menstrual pads and how to use them.
Older tweens and teens typically experience adolescent egocentrism. Learn what adolescent egocentrism means.
Throw a great slumber party with these fun sleepover food suggestions.
Here's how to teach your tween texting and phone etiquette.
Tween girls have so many questions about middle school and growing up. Helpful magazines offer a little bit of fun, as well as helpful information.
Tweens love a good scavenger hunt, here are a few scavenger hunt ideas for curious preteens.
If your child is getting ready for middle school, here's what he'll need to know about lockers.
Physical bullying is an obvious type of bullying that can cause a lot of damage to victims. Learn what physical bullying is.
The stages and signs of puberty for boys and girls.
Help your tween prepare for the school year with an organized school routine that works.
An identity moratorium is a time of active exploration of options. Learn more about what an identity moratorium is and how it relates to tweens and teens.
If your daughter is experiencing breast development before her friends, she may be anxious about the changes.
Send your tween off to middle school with a healthy packed lunch. Here are a few ideas.
What does coming of age mean, and how does it apply to today's preteens?
Your child is going to middle school, here's what you both should know about school schedules.
Identity diffusion is a status of identity that children and tweens often experience. Learn what identity diffusion means.
Is your family looking forward to the summer months? Here's how to get ready for summer now!
Is your child ready to get her ears pierced? Here's what you both should know.
The jump from elementary to middle school can be a challenge for tweens. Here's how to help them prepare for the changes ahead.
Is it time to buy a training bra? Here's how to help your tween daughter.
What is middle school like? Here's what to expect from the middle school experience.
What is a tween? A group of youth between the ages of 9 and 12, tweens are complex and face a variety of obstacles.
What makes a good student? Academic resilience, a factor related to personality, may be key to answering this question.
Help keep your tween organized with a parent/child homework contract.
Is your child in middle school? Here's what you should know about his GPA.
Resilience is particularly important during the tween years.
A trait is a relatively stable element of personality. Many psychologists believe that you can describe personality using just five traits.
These healthy breakfast ideas are ideal for kids and especially growing tweens. They are good for when they need something healthy to eat before school.
If you're throwing a Kids Halloween Party this year, consider these activity ideas for preteens.
Helicopter parents are accused of being obsessed with their children's education, safety, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of their children's lives.
Discovering a unique sense of self is a key task in personality development. Here are the steps tweens and teens take when trying to find their sense of self.
If your child is going to middle school, these tips may help get him through gym class.
The summer months are filled with fun, camp, and hours by the pool. But summer also presents certain hygiene challenges. Be sure you talk to your tween about
Understanding the (often strict) dress code and what your child should and should not wear to school, is crucial to avoiding problems.
It's time to think about filling your child's Easter Basket, if you celebrate the Easter season. At our home, the Easter Bunny always mixes a little bit of fun
If your daughter wants to begin shaving, here's what you need to know before your daughter picks up that first razor.
Need ideas for birthday party locations for your tween? Where your tween has his birthday party is almost as important as who he invites.
The summer months are fast approaching and as parents we all know the next few weeks will fly by. Before middle school ends, be sure your child takes advantage
What's the most difficult stage of parenting? Depends who you ask. For some, the baby stage is the hardest, with months of never-enough-sleep followed by
You want your tween to eat healthy foods and establish healthy eating habits, but it's easier said than done. If you've had success getting your child to
The summer months officially begin on Monday. While Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer vacation, parents do have a little time to prepare for the
Does your tween play sports during the summer months? Do you bike ride, canoe, or hike as a family? The summer months are ideal for learning something new, or
Do you know if your tween will attend summer camp this year? If so, you might want to consider gathering the supplies he'll need now, so you have them ready to
Parents make mistakes. There's no getting around it. You won't always know the right thing to say, the right discipline to enforce, or how your child is really
Do you celebrate any unusual holidays or observances with your tween, such as an un-birthday, hot dog day or anything silly or non-traditional? These events can
Identity foreclosure occurs when a person settles on a sense of self too soon. Learn what identity foreclosure means and how it relates to children, tweens and teens.
A sleepover party is a great way for a tween to celebrate a birthday, or just bond with friends. Here's the scoop on planning a successful party.
There are a number of stores that cater to tween girls. Here are a few of the more popular ones.
The secular trend refers to changes in the average age of puberty. Learn more about the definition of the secular and how it relates to menarche.
Metacognition refers to the ability to reflect on one's own thoughts, an ability that is critically important to the learning process.
Bullying behavior peaks during the tween years, but parents can help their tween stand up to school bullies with these recommendations.
Although any child can be a victim of bullying, some children are more likely to be victimized. Here are the characteristics of the typical victim of bullying.
Deciding whether or not your tween should have a cell phone can be difficult. Here's what parents should consider about kids, cell phones and the tween years.
Is your middle school student excited about having a locker? Locker accessories are a must for the stylish tween.
Autonomy is important for healthy human development. Learn the definition of autonomy.
Your tween will experience many milestones in the next few years. Here's what to expect.
If your tween has begun puberty, she probably wants to know if she should use tampons or pads.
If your daughter is worried about getting her first period while she's away from home, here's what you need to do.
Sometimes it's difficult to know what your tween is thinking. Here are five things your child wishes you knew about begin a tween.
Has your daughter started to change? Here are a few personal hygiene tips she should know.
Easy ways to help your tween with homework, middle school and getting work done at home.
When a child's physical development comes late, it's necessary to be supportive. Here's how to handle delayed puberty.
Some tweens aren't cut out for team sports, but individualized sports may be just the thing.
There are many different styles of bras to choose from, here's how to tell them apart and pick one that's right for your tween's changing body.
Preteens can be emotionally volatile. Here's how to handle children, anger and the tween years.
Openness to experience is one of the big five personality factors. Learn what it means to be high in openness to experience.
Tweens are mega snackers, but they don't always choose healthy snacks. These snack ideas are yummy enough to please even picky tween eaters.
Middle schoolers want to make a fashion statement, and they can with a little guidance.
Can't think of anything fun to put in the favor bags for your tween's party? These ideas will please even the pickiest of tweens, and they're easy on the budget, too.
Self-discipline seems to be more important than intelligence in determining success in school. A self-disciplined child has low impulsivity, high self-control and strong delay of gratification skills.
If your tween suffers from menstrual pain, you need to know how to treat menstrual cramps.
Tips on how to pick a backpack if your child is headed to middle school.
Boys going through puberty should know wet dreams are a perfectly normal experience.
Is your child hesitant to start middle school? Point out the positive to prepare your child for the changes.
Helping your tween through middle school is easy with these school survival tips.
Good parents are those who consistently support their children. Here are the qualities of supportive, good parents.
Externalizing behaviors are actions directed out toward others. This article discusses examples of externalizing behaviors and how they manifest in tweens.
The search for identity is a major focus of the tween and adolescent years. Learn what identity means.
The effects of being a bully can stretch far beyond the tween and teen years. Learn more about the effects of being a bully.
Help you child make the most of the school year with a school contract.
If your son is on the verge of change, here's your guide to puberty, boys and parenting.
How does personality development occur during the tween years? Here's one take on personality development using psychologist Erik Erikson's developmental theory.
Tweens don't have to fear puberty. There is an upside to puberty and growing up.
Tween terminology you need to know.
If your son is asking about shaving, be sure to share these shaving shaving stips.
How to answer all those middle school questions your preteen has been asking.
These resources can help your tween daughter learn about puberty and answer any questions she might have.
Shopping for preteens isn't always easy for parents and relatives. These top Christmas gifts might be just what your tween is hoping for.
The menstruation cycle typically lasts 28 days, but not always.
If your child prefers to be alone and to think before talking, he or she may be an introvert. Learn how to support your tween's natural tendency to be an introvert.
Delay of gratification improves steadily from early childhood through adolescence. Learn what delay of gratification is.
You know what's going on with your daughter, but she probably doesn't. This kit will help.
Internalizing behaviors are actions directed toward the self. This article discusses examples of internalizing behaviors and how they differ from externalizing behaviors.
The monthly shedding of the uterus in women and post-pubescent girls.
If you have a tween, you need to understand Relational Aggression.
Identity achievement is critical for healthy personality development. Learn what identity achievement is and how it relates to children, tweens and teens.
Middle school students have a number of unique developmental needs. Are schools meeting these needs of middle school students?
Is your child using a locker this year? Locker decorating tips and ideas.
When kids volunteer good things happen. Volunteer opportunity ideas, tips and more.
Interested in starting a book club for preteens? Here's how to get a reading group off the ground for your tween reader.
Having a pen pal is not only enjoyable, it also has a number of developmental benefits. Learn more about how children and tweens can benefit from having a pen pal.
The definition and answer to the question, What is Middle School?
Child discipline can be difficult when you're dealing with a tween. Here's your guide to discipline, children and parenting tweens.
They're changing and growing, it's time to teach growing kids hygiene habits to last a lifetime.
If your child's chore chart isn't encouraging him to pitch in on the family chores, it may be time to write a chore contract.
Tween back talk can end today, just follow these steps.
Space monkey is slang used by tweens and teens to refer to a practice of self-strangulation to get high.
It doesn't matter if your tween is still in elementary school or moving up to middle school, the right school supplies are necessary for a successful year.
Prepare your daughter for her period by making a personal period kit.
The preteen years can be difficult for parent and child, here's your guide to understanding and connecting with preteens.
Your child's first school dance is certainly a milestone. Here's how to prepare for this special event.
If your preteen wants to throw a slumber party, here are a few ideas to get you going.
Review of The Period Book by Karen Gravelle and Jennifer Gravelle
Definition of the term frenemy. Parenting Tweens.
It's normal for tweens to have mood swings, here's how to help.
Definition of the Imaginary Audience and how the imaginary audience relates to adolescent Eegocentrism. Often causes adolescents to be embarrassed and self-critical.
As your child grows up, after school challenges may present themselves. Here's what you should know about middle school, after school activities, and your tween.
Looking for fun activities you can do with your tween? These fun family activities will help you bond with your tween.
Are your kids cursing? Here's how to help tweens clean up their language.
Middle school can be loaded with drama, but here's how to help your tween avoid it.
In relation to human development, the word “domain” refers to specific aspects of growth and change.
Your tween needs to have fun. Here are a few fun activities for girls.
By now, your tween should know all the house rules, but here's a reminder, just in case.
What every parent should know about tween behavior, discipline, children and parenting.
Is your tween ready to be a mother's helper? Here's what every mother's helper should know.
The personal fable is a cognitive limitation of the late tween and teen years related to adolescent egocentrism. The personal fable can lead to risk taking behaviors.
Is your tween headed for middle school? Here's what you should know about your middle school kid, and what to expect in the years to come.
Early puberty has a clear negative impact on tweens, but why? This article explores the negative impact of early puberty in girls.