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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