If you are feeling a little reflective about raising tweens, teens and midlife, here some super posts that you simply must read. There is a growing band of Mums and Dads who are writing about raising tweens and teens (and young adult children) and we can all learn a lot from what they have to say. It’s like strolling around a virtual playground at pick-up time and chatting to the experienced Mums and Dads. Hope you enjoy them!
Top picks of posts about teens and tweens moving on
Here are the posts that I have loved reading over the past month:
- My own post – Want to be a live at home student? This is what you need to know before you decide, which is essential reading for any parent that has a young adult who is considering living at home whilst they are studying at university
- A tear jerker from Daydreams of a Mum called This parenting lark has a cruel twist… all about watching your kids grow up
- A post from DIY Daddy about a typical teen Summer called My Son A’Levels University And Music Festivals
- A thought provoking post on the issues faced by parents of adult children with special needs from Chicken Ruby blog called What are age appropriate toys when you have Special Needs?
- A fascinating and honest interview with a teen over at Be Your Own Example – interview with a teenager – my son’s hopes, fears + thoughts
- Some essential advice from Mother of Teenagers in the form of Top Tips For Surviving Freshers’ Week
- A light-hearted observation of catering for teens in The Funny Truth about Making Dinner for Your Kids from Experienced Bad Mom
- A keenly observed piece on anxiety in kids from Old House in the Shires called Could our children be anxious because of us?
- Some thoughts on the fleeting nature of childhood from JuggleMum – 900 Weeks of Childhood
- A final post from me on selecting a halls of residence at university – Complete guide to student accommodation in halls of residence
That’s it for now. If you write about issues relating to kids aged 10 and above and would like to submit a post for consideration I’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org