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Jennifer O'Donnell

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jennifer O'Donnell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Before You Talk to Your Tween About Puberty Created: Saturday, February 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      If your tween is on the cusp of puberty, here's what you need to know before you sit down and talk about puberty.
    • Why Lazy Summer Days are Good for Your Tween Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Summer days shouldn't be over scheduled or packed with responsibilities and commitments. Here's why a few lazy summer days may benefit your tween now and in the long run..
    • My tween has no hobbies, how can I help her find an extracurricular activity? Created: Saturday, May 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Extracurricular activities are important to tweens, here's how to help tweens find the activities that are best for them.
    • How should I explain my job loss to my tween? Created: Monday, February 16, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Help your tween cope with your layoff.
    • Should my daughter specialize in just one sport? Created: Friday, November 07, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      My tween daughter is a talented softball player, should she focus on playing just the one sport?
    • A Day Off From School - A Guide for Parents and Tweens Created: Sunday, January 13, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      If your child has a day off from school, here are a few ideas on making the most of the vacation.
    • What's Your Middle School Plan? Created: Friday, December 21, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Before your child begins middle school be sure you plan for the changes.
    • Middle School Clothes - Challenges and Tips for Parents and Tweens Created: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      If your tween is headed to middle school, expect to confront a fashion challenge or two. Tips on dealing with middle school clothes challenges.
    • Easter Holiday Fun - Ideas for You and Your Tween Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      This Easter holiday season, make time to spend with your tween.
    • Your Middle School Kid - A Guide for Parents Created: Friday, January 13, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      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.
    • Seasonal Activities - Ideas for Tweens and Their Families Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Your child is growing older, but still wants to have fun. Here are a few seasonal activities even tweens will enjoy.
    • Be a Better Parent to Your Tween Created: Monday, January 02, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Hw to be a better parent to your preteen child.
    • Locker Tips Every Tween Should Know Created: Sunday, August 07, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      If your child is headed off to middle school, these locker tips will come in handy.
    • Peer Groups And Your Child Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Sociometric (or peer) statuses provide a way of understanding how kids fit into their peer groups. Here are the five most commonly used sociometric statuses and how they relate to a children's peer...
    • What Happens When Kids Are Outcast Created: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Being outcast from one's peers may be one of the most common traumatic events of childhood. Here's what you need to know to help your child handle social rejection.
    • Child Self Esteem Created: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Child self esteem may be especially vulnerable to fluctuations during the tween years. Here's what you need to know about child self esteem during preadolescence.
    • Girl Behavior Created: Friday, April 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Many aspects of development are the same for both sexes, but there are some ways that girl behavior is unique from boy behavior. Here's an overview of girl behavior during the tween years.
    • Is Your Child at Risk of Intense Egocentric Thinking? Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Although egocentric thinking is typically a healthy part of adolescence, it can be dangerous if taken to the extreme. Here are the characteristics that make intense egocentric thinking more likely.
    • Fun Jobs for Children and Tweens Created: Thursday, May 06, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Whether they working for spending money or as part of their chores, there are many potential jobs for children, and they all help teach skills.
    • Spring Activities for Older Children Created: Thursday, March 25, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Embrace the warmer weather and longer days with fun spring activities for older children.
    • After School Activities, Middle School and Your Tween Created: Friday, November 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      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.
    • Homemade Halloween Costumes for Girls Created: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Does your tween need a costume idea for Halloween or for a party? We have five Halloween costumes for girls that are easy to make and fun to wear.
    • Preteens - A Parent's Guide to Understanding Preteens Created: Monday, July 06, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The preteen years can be difficult for parent and child, here's your guide to understanding and connecting with preteens.
    • Understanding and Relating to Today's Tweens Created: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Tweens can be complicated and moody, but this guide will help you understand and help your preteen.
    • How to Plan A Fun Tween Sleepover Party Created: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      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.
    • Review of The Cutest Nature Book Ever! Created: Thursday, March 18, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      American Girl delivers another hit with The Cutest Nature Book Ever!
    • Review of The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Review of The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents
    • Review of Let's Talk About Sex - A Book About Children, Sex Education and More Created: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The book, Let's Talk About Sex, is a resource for children and parents about sexuality, children, sex education, and how to positively communicate information that is frank and clear.
    • Parenting Preteens with a Purpose by Kate Thomsen Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Review of the book Parenting Preteens with a Purpose by Kate Thomsen
    • Puberty Created: Monday, November 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The stages and signs of puberty for boys and girls.
    • Definition of Mean Girls Created: Friday, November 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Tween terminology you need to know.
    • Filling Out Summer Camp Forms and Paperwork - What You Need to Know Created: Monday, July 22, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      When you register your child for summer camp, you'll have to fill out a registration and health form. Here's what you'll need to know.

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