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Teen and Tween Round-up: SATs and snacks

It’s one of the busiest, and most stressful, times of the year for teens, tweens and  their parents. With A Levels, GCSEs and Key Stage 2 SATS, there’s a lot going on. Here’s what our teens and tweens have been up to this month… Key Stage 2 SATs, in Year 6, are usually the first […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: Alcohol & survival

Would you believe the Teen and Tween Round-up has been going for a whole two years now? That’s an awful lot of studying, sulking and gaming! GCSEs and A Levels are just around the corner, so now is the time for you teens to seriously get their heads down and start studying (although obviously they’ve […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Surviving girls and boys

These days, lots of people are into gender-neutral parenting. But, when they get to their teens, it’s clear that boys and girls are VERY different. This months we’ve got a few posts on that very subject. Do you agree? It has to happen at some point – your teenager gets their first girlfriend or boyfriend. […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: 5 signs you have a pre-teen

Happy new year! We’ve got a small, but perfectly formed round-up for you this month, after many bloggers took a break over Christmas and new year. So here’s what our teen and tween parent bloggers have been writing about this month… Are you lucky enough to be the parent of a boy? If so, you’ll […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Growing up

Well the festive season is almost upon us. Will you be worrying about your teenager’s alcohol consumption and what they might be getting up to at those Christmas parties? Or will you just be struggling to get your big kids out of bed over the school holidays? Here’s what our teens and tween have been […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Anxious times

Quite without planning it, there seems to be a bit of theme with this month’s post – we’ve got an awful lot of anxious tweens. Is this a modern phenomenon, or has it always happened? What is it about the tween years that bring these things on? I have no answers, just some very moving […]

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Teen and tween round-up: Back to school & blogging

So did you all get a lovely break over summer? I hope those teens and tweens had plenty of time to recharge their batteries and families all got to have some fun together. I’ve never known a summer so quiet on the blogging front (hence why this round-up is somewhat shorter than usual!). It seems […]

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Teen and tween Round-up: Year 6, year 7 and beyond

The summer holidays are well and truly upon us, with many teens and tweens moving on to the next stage of their education. The summer is a time to relax, to look forward and to reflect. When Chasing Dragonflies’ younger daughter had the ‘period talk’ at the end of primary school, it brought back some […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: Boundaries & birthdays

Well the summer is finally upon us – are we all looking forward to a break from school? Here in teen and tween world we’ve got girls pushing against boundaries, boys turning 13 and young adults continuing to confuse their parents on a daily basis. Read on to find out more about what the BritMums […]

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Special needs Round-up: Sibs, Brits & LD firsts

The Brits (as I affectionately call them) Whether you are able to attend BritMums Live in London or not this weekend, there’s no escaping the fact that it forms one of the highlights of the blogging calendar for most writers. It’s a chance to brush up on your technical skills, meet ‘in the flesh’ all […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Milestones and independence

We’ve got a real mixed bag on the round-up this month. We’ve got kids leaving school and making good progress in their current school, and an awful lot of growing up and striving for independence. Tara from Sticky Fingers writes beautifully about her 11 year old son’s bad dreams. Tweens might seem big a lot […]

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The 11 stages of World Book Day costumes

World Book Day, March 6, rolls around every year, yet every year as parents we find ourselves procrastinating then panicking about all the children’s activities. Here, a guide to what you can expect to undergo. 1. Read letter from school about World Book Day and decide that, since it’s a month away, there’s plenty of […]

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Longer school hours: A parent vs teacher view

Well Mr Gove has ruffled a few feathers with his plans on reforming the British educational system. This will affect anyone with a child at school so BritMums asked a parent and a teacher to give their points of view. Helen Wills from Actually Mummy leads the discussion and Nikki Thomas from Stressy Mummy adds […]

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Special needs round-up: Looking back, forward and now

I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark […]

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Is it tough, you know, being a dad?

  There’s a question I’m often asked by mums when they discover I’m the main carer for our two daughters. The words vary slightly, but it goes something like this; “Is it hard looking after two children compared to having a full time job?” I’ve been asked this question many times and yet I still […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: University and the future

Well the summer holidays are nearly over, maybe they even are over where you are. Have you and your kids survived it? And, more importantly, have you enjoyed it? With the start of the school year, it’s once more time for teens and tweens to get down to some work and think about the future. […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Job hunting and party time

Well the summer holidays are well underway. Are you enjoying the time with your teens and tweens? Or are you wishing they would go back to school or go out and get a job? Are they getting up in the afternoon then lounging on the Xbox, or endlessly out with friends and you haven’t seen […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Turning 12 and talking nonsense

Well the school year is nearly over! Our tweens have finished their SATs and our teenagers have finished their GCSEs and A Levels. Now they’re lazing round the house doing nothing  out looking for a part-time job or maybe doing a bit of voluntary work. How are your teens and tweens doing? And, more importantly, how […]

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