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Teens & Tweens Round-up: The end of the beginning?

Oh what a sentimental time of year this is! The frantic pace of school life reaches ridiculous heights in July as the end of the school year approaches. Parents of kids in Years 13, 11 and 6 are feeling the strain. If you have kids in a combination of these you have dealt with school […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Summer at last

The summer has finally arrived. Tweens and teens are making the most of the sun. For tweens, the SATS and tests are finally behind them but many of our older teens are still in the middle of university exams, A levels and GCSEs. I have a few tips here to help with those mid-revision blues! […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Let the learning commence!

The season of tests and exams is upon us! Our tweens and teens are working towards their SATs, numeracy and literacy tests and, of course, GCSEs and A levels. This can be a very stressful time for many young people but it will all be over soon and they have the long summer break to […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: The highs & lows

At last we seem to emerging from a long, dark winter! The spring flowers are blooming. There is even the glint of sun in the sky every now and again, swiftly followed by an icy downpour. This is what it can be like parenting tweens and teens and this month’s round up is a reflection […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: A transition toolkit

Transition is not always easy and it can leave us feeling anxious. The teen/tween transition can be a very anxious time, for both children and parents. In the round-up this month I have some very moving posts describing this anxiety and others that act as a tool kit to tackle it. It’s all balanced out […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Waiting for Independence Day!

The transition from child to adult starts with the tweens, perhaps around the age of ten. It stops whenever you feel your child becomes an adult. Legally, of course, that is at 18 years of age. Yet we all know many people in their mid-twenties (and much older) that we would hesitate to refer to […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: New Year, new challenges!

Hello to 2017! What will the New Year bring for us to cope with? As families with teens and tweens we are looking forward to 2017 with a mixture of excitement and dread! There will be huge milestones ahead for our kids. They may be leaving primary school, leaving high school or leaving home and […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: How do I look?

The festive season is looming and we all want to look our best. Teens and tweens are no exception. This may come as a bit of a shock! Appearance is not exactly high on the priority list for young kids. Many of them could easily go for months without washing their faces or running a […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: The challenge of letting go

Here we go, hurtling through the Autumn term. It’s throwing a lot at us! Our teens and tweens have a lot to keep us busy at this time of year. This can range from from high school open days to countless sporting commitments. It is hard work but as Emma & 3 reminds us, we […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: Looking to the future

The new academic year is underway. This means that parents of teens and tweens will be looking to the future. It’s exciting and it can be daunting too. Sometimes it seems that once your children enter Year 6, you are constantly looking to the next stage and making changes; the next school /college/university, the next […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: They’re not so bad!

Sometimes when I start pulling these round-ups together, a theme seems to develop. This month, I’m pleased to say, we seem to have a lot of positive posts about how teenagers really aren’t that bad really! It’s great to welcome a few newer bloggers to the round-up this time. Parenting teenagers isn’t easy, so it’s […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Teen and tween speak

The GCSEs are fast approaching, not to mention the A Levels, the AS Levels and the Y6 SATs. It’s a stressful time of year for teens and their parents. But they still find time to confuse us with their strange language! Here’s what our teens and tweens have been up to over the last couple […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: Winging it

Winging it is the title of one of the featured blogposts this month and I thought it summed up parenting teenagers pretty well. Because, as these posts all demonstrate, when it comes to teenagers, parents are always just winging it! But before we get to the negatives, let’s start with the positives. Stressy Mummy has written […]

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Teen and Tween: Lazing around

It’s that time of year again – the lazy time. Adults might be working hard on their fitness, but if this month’s bunch of posts are anything to go by, our teens and tweens are certainly not! The internet, exercise avoidance and a bit of reading if we’re lucky, here’s what our teens and tweens […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Let’s talk about sex

With Christmas on the horizon do teenager’s thoughts turn to sex? It’s a sobering thought, but there’s certainly a bit of a theme going on in this round-up. Here’s what our teens and tweens (and their long-suffering parents) have been up to this month… When do children start getting interested in the opposite sex (or […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: New Starts

Half-term is over and the nights are drawing in. Our kids have settled into their new schools, new year groups and even university. Here’s what our Britmums teens and tweens have been up to this month… It’s hard when your kids go away for the first time. I can so relate to this post from […]

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