tweens

  1. Parenting Tips & Advice

    From awesome to awkward overnight

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    You get it, really, you do. You felt the same way about your mom. (Eye rolls and deep sighs come to mind.) So why does your tween’s...
  2. Clothes for kids

    Fashionable holiday gift ideas for tweens

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    Oftentimes, it can be difficult to shop for tweens. They aren't little kids anymore, but they aren't quite teenagers yet. Tweens are...
  3. Toys and Play

    Holiday gifts for the hard-to-buy-for tween

    The tween years are a tricky time. When kids have outgrown the need for toys but clothes are still a boring gift, where do you turn?...
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    Holiday gifts for tweens

    They aren't quite teenagers yet, but they aren't little kids anymore either. It can be difficult to shop for tweens sometimes. Look...
  5. Tweens, Teens & College

    4 Halloween costumes to avoid this year

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    How sexy is too sexy when it comes to teen’s Halloween costumes? We looked at the worst of the worst super risque options and came...
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    Popular virtual worlds for tweens and teens

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    Virtual worlds allow players to immerse themselves in a fantasy world where they can design their own avatar, conquer enemies,...
  7. Tweens, Teens & College

    Fun Halloween ideas for your tween

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    Let’s face it — most kids get a bit too old for trick-or-treating by the time they hit middle school. Halloween is a fun holiday for...
  8. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Mean girls, tween girls: What parents can do

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    It starts young. Your child comes home crying because Susie ditched her to play with Annie at recess. She told her that what she...
  9. Tweens, Teens & College

    Best Halloween costumes for tweens and teens

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    Movies and video games definitely inspire the best Halloween costumes for tweens and teens.
  10. Tweens, Teens & College

    Give your middle-schooler more freedom

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    Middle school is a big jump for kids. Whether they start in 6th grade or 7th, the scene in middle school is completely different...
  11. School Fashion

    Tweens guide to wearing colored jeans

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    The colored jeans trend is bigger than ever this year, and that goes for all ages. If your tween daughter (age 11 to 13) is anxious...
  12. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Elementary school to middle school: What moms need to know

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    There's a big difference between elementary school and middle school. In fact, many moms will tell you that middle school (or junior...
  13. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Parenting Guru: How available are you?

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    What’s the radical way to parent your tween or teen? Being unconditionally loving and accepting, says Dr. John Duffy, author of The...
  14. Child Development & Health

    Raising an activist child

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    All of a sudden, your preteen son refuses to drink from plastic water bottles and recites information about water bottle usage and...
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    Battling a moody tween

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    Some parents may think that major moodiness doesn’t surface in full force until the teenage years, but tweens can definitely push...
  16. Babysitters and Childcare

    Is your child ready to stay home without a babysitter? 

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    Can your child stay home alone without you arranging for a sitter to come? SheKnows offers some tips to help you determine if your...
  17. Clothes for kids

    Shopping for her first bra

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    It was just yesterday that you were picking out diapers and now you are shopping for her first bra. Your little girl is becoming a...
  18. Child Development & Health

    How to help your tween lose weight

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    Childhood obesity is a dangerous and, unfortunately, a widespread problem. If your tween is suffering with his/her weight, it's...
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    Middle school horror stories

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    Real moms share the horrifying middle school experiences their children have encountered. Brace yourself for some shocking true...
  20. Teen Behavior

    Television as a conversation starter

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    When your children reach their tweens, finding the right way to initiate conversation can suddenly feel awkward. Whether the topic...