Category: Parenting

Sometimes family time with tweens wasn't what I thought it would be. My family spends a lot of time in front of the TV watching football! 0

Family Time with Tweens

I have two tween boys and I hear about sports constantly. It’s seems like we can’t have a conversation in our house that doesn’t involve some sort of comment on a “sick” catch from the last game they watched or why a quarterback didn’t throw for a hail Mary.

Don't underestimate your tween! They should be able to do most chores around your house by themselves. Here are some great chores for tweens. 0

Chores for Tweens

I’ve written several posts about tweens, chores and allowance. We’ve recently changed up our allowance system and it’s working great.

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Allowance for Tweens

Allowance for kids can be so tricky. I even wrote a small series and kids and allowance. Since my boys are getting a little older...

Fun YouTube Channels for Kids 0

Fun YouTube Channels for Kids

My boys love going on YouTube, but I’m very careful on what they’re watching. One minute they can be watching something that’s a normal kid program and two clicks later they are on a video with kids cursing like crazy.

boy laying on grass in jeans and green shirt reading a book 0

Teaching your tween how to study

There comes a time when your kids will have to start studying. My 2nd grader has a spelling test every week. The teacher gives him homework and classwork.

What can I do about my lying tween? 1

What can I do about my lying tween?

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you’ll know I have a tween, actually 2!  When you have a tween things change....

Busy Kids = Better Grades 1

Busy Kids = Better Grades

My husband and I stay VERY busy with our 3 kids that are 8, 10, and 12. We’re always running to music lessons or some...

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Test Week Hacks for Tweens

Standardized tests start in 3rd grade where I live. They’re called BOG, EOQ, and EOG or beginning of grade, end of quarter, and end of grade. They are a big deal.

A Punishment for Tweens that works 28

A Punishment that WORKS

When kids get into trouble, parents are always trying to think of appropriate punishments. We take away electronics, outside time, friends, toys, and sports.