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Parenting Tweens

Helping Tweens to Behave

Establishing ground rules and an atmosphere of trust is crucial at this point, and will go a long way toward maintaining communication through high school and beyond.

How to Keep on Track with Your Kids’ Chores

We can show our kids how to do chores, and teach them why, they will understand what a valuable thing they are doing for everyone around them. What I like to do is make a list of chores for each child so they know what is expected of them and I don’t have to keep reminding them.

Kids’ Reading Activities – A Reading Eggs Review

Reading Eggs is an online, Android and iPad program that will encourage your child to learn to read and to enjoy reading.

5 Fun and Educational Crafts to Do With Kids

Crafts that help kids develop important life and learning skills and tie into their academic studies are highly recommended.

Fun and Fab Physical Activities for Kids

Here are some ideas for physical activities for kids to help the children in your life get moving.

Fun and Educational Reading Activities for Kids of All Ages

By taking an active role in your kids’ developing reading skills, you can help ensure that they have the best chance possible of being successful throughout their lives.

Exciting Science Activities for Curious Kids

Here are some ideas to nurture a passion for discovery and learning in your little scientist. I have actually done every one of these activities with my own children and I highly recommend them!

Exciting, Motivational Free Math Games for Kids

Practicing math using games is the perfect way to entice kids into taking the learning of math skills into their own hands.

Top Tween Educational Apps

Turn your child’s smartphone or tablet into a great educational device that will please both children and parents.

Top 10 Kids Tablets

By recognizing the benefits of using iPads and tablets with children to enhance their education and to prepare them for the digital world that lies ahead of them. Lets take a look at the best tablets for kids that are currently on the market.

Music Activities for Joyful Kids

Most of our kids aren’t going to become musicians when they grow up, but will enjoy an opportunity to make their own music. Check these ideas for introducing music to your children.

5 Fun Computer Games for Kids

Kids today have more options in terms of digital media and games. Check this list of top 5 computer games that are the most fun for kids to play right now.

7 Educational Activities to Boost Tweens' Confidence

By offering tweens a range of opportunities, you can build their self-confidence. Try these ideas to enrich your tweens' experiences this summer.

Save Your Child’s Artwork Online!

Are you finding it tough to find a place to keep all your child’s artwork? Feel guilty just throwing it away? You can use use Remember Stuff to save pictures of those creations. Just snap a pic with your phone and it is saved forever without cluttering your house or your digital photo albums. In addition you can save your kids favorite quotes, create chores lists, and more!

10 Tips to Encourage Reluctant Readers

When it comes to reading, the advice to parents is to encourage a love of books from an early age. Reading to babies and toddlers is a fun stage of parenting.

Top Apps to Teach Children about Health and Nutrition

There has been a huge surge in the number of apps on the market that engage children and families who are struggling with their diets.

Staying Close During The Tween Years

If your light-hearted, carefree conversations with your 11-year-old child have turned into yelling matches, then you've officially entered the tween years.

Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem: Books That Inspire

Books are magical! They transport us into the lives of characters, drawing us in and letting us live with them for a while. Start your child on the road to reading!

A Developmental Overview of the Tween Years

As your child continues to grow, you’ll begin to notice new and exciting abilities. You’ll also notice a keener interest in the differences between boys and girls. It’s not uncommon for children of this age to want to play only with friends of the same sex.And while children of this age enjoy many activities, they may also feel that their appearance or cultural background makes them “too different.”

Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition for Tweens

Be street smart. Ride on the right side of the road, moving with traffic, and obey all traffic signs and signals. Discuss the best riding routes with your parents – they’ll help you determine safe places to ride near your home.

Tween Boys’ Grooming Trends

ONE bathroom in Stefanie Mullen’s home in a suburb of San Diego is stocked with enough products to line an aisle in a drugstore: Body wash. Face wash. Exfoliator. Exfoliating wash. Body hydrator. Body spray. Deodorant. Shaving cream. Shampoos and conditioner. Hair gel, of course.

Books for Tween Girls

Picking books for tween girls can be difficult sometimes, but these stories are great for your tweens even for those girls who don’t show much interest in reading. There’s high adventure, mystery, fantastic, girl empowering and humor to keep the pages turning, with daring heroes full of honor and courage leading the way.

Books for Tween Boys

Picking books for tween boys can be tricky, but these stories are great for your tweens even for guys those who don’t show much interest in reading. There’s high adventure, mystery, action, personal struggle, and humor to keep the pages turning, with daring heroes full of honor and courage leading the way.

Internet Safety Rules for Parents of Teens and Tweens

It is no doubt that the internet has changed the world in ways most of us couldn’t have even seen coming. Young people today find themselves in a world where they are constantly online. Cell phones, Wi-Fi hotspots, and tablets have made being online 24/7 ‘the norm,” making responsible digital parenting more important than ever.

Tweens and Makeup

THE other day at Kimara Ahnert’s makeup and skin care studio on Madison Avenue, Sloane Kratzman, 12, was sitting in a chair, having blush applied to her cheeks, her legs dangling above the floor. She had been driven in after school from Greenwich, Conn., by her mother, Teresa Kratzman, a longtime friend of Ms. Ahnert’s, for her first makeup application lesson.

Addressing Middle School Fears

Whether your child starts middle school in 6th grade or 8th (and no matter how confident he is at the prospect), chances are there’s something about it that has him scared silly. What concerns kids most, and how can parents help them work through their fears? An informal survey of parents, students, and experts who work with adolescents turned up the following.

Plan a Tween Sleepover Party

A sleepover party is a great way for a tween to celebrate a birthday, or kick-off the weekend. But there are secrets to sleepover party success. For starters, you’ll need to provide yummy food. But that’s not all. The tips below will help you and your tween plan for and execute a successful sleepover party. Your tween may even learn a few skills in the process.

Raising Truthful Children

By understanding why children lie at times, it is easier to understand what to do. Getting behind the deceitful words (or actions) and into the child’s mind will help you practice preventive discipline. Here are ways for teaching honesty to kids.

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