Teens & Tweens: Here comes summer!

Things are hotting up for tweens and teens this month. The exam season has come to an end and many are heading off on holidays and to festivals without their parents! Thoughts are not yet turning to results day but it won’t be long!

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Meanwhile, the Year 6s are heading off to transition days and parents are getting their tissues ready for the leaver’s assemblies.

Do not despair! There are plenty of bloggers producing some fab posts to get us through it! Here is my pick for this month.

  • I share my post on the good, the bad and the ugly of high school transition days.  
  • From Daydreams of a Mum, a very funny (yet very accurate) post about 10 signs that the end of the school year is nigh. I guarantee you will relate to this! 
  • There’s a very revealing post from Liberty on the Lighter side where she asks her kids some very clever questions and gets some very interesting answers. 
  • I love posts that deal with the practical problems that us parents of teens have to deal with. This one from Falcondale Life about colouring hair is a brilliant one. 
  • There’s a lovely post from Mad House of Cats and Babies which reflects on how fast our kids grow up called And Just Like That
  • Mother of Teenagers shares a very informative and useful post on drugs and teenagers which is worth bookmarking and reading every few months. 
  • There’s a great post from Chicken Ruby about parenting ex pat children. As we all become global citizens this is an experience that more and more parents are dealing with yet is something that is rarely written about.
  • Finally, I share my post on jobs for teens in case your young person would like to earn some pocket money this summer. 



So, there we have it for this month. Please do let me know what you thought of them. There’s plenty more each week in the #TweensTeensBeyond linky on my blog. Have a fabulous summer holiday! If you have a blog post that you think will be useful for Mums and Dads of tweens, teens or young adult children I would love to read it. You can submit it for consideration by emailing me at [email protected] Take care and I’ll see you next month.


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About Sharon Parry

Sharon is a Mum to three fabulous tween and teen daughters. After leaving a scientific academic career to raise her family she discovered the world of writing which ultimately led to her launching her blog http://www.aftertheplayground.com in early 2016.
As a veteran of the parenting scene, you’d think she’d know what she was doing by now. She doesn’t. Instead, she is gradually adjusting to parenting teens and adult children and will probably become an expert shortly after her youngest leaves home. She shares her experiences of defining this fascinating stage of motherhood (and of herself) on her blog and at @DrSharonParry1.