Living with young people

It’s not just kids who find the journey to adulthood difficult.

So much of parenting is about plotting a course that seems right and holding on through the storms. Some of those storms can be so rough you have no idea where you are or how to get back on the map.

That’s what Tweens2teen is all about.

Sifting through the mountains of advice, statistics and research to come up with a best tips to grow great kids without wearing us out in the process.

Somewhere to start

The six types of teenagers

Talking to kids about tragedy

Creating a harmonious home

What they need to know before turning 12

Catching public transport alone

How to give teens advice

Why Tweens2teen matters

There seems to be plenty of information about parenting babies, toddlers and children. But a lot of those channels dry up one the kids hit high school.

As a parent myself, that’s when a lot of new challenges can crop up. Dealing with exams, relationships and the pressure of finishing school makes the tween and teen years tough for kids.

It’s not just my thoughts on Tweens2teen though. I set aside time every week to learn more about young people. Diving into the stats and research to see what matters to them and what we can do to make a difference.

Recent

articles

How to be ordinary in an extraordinary world

School is a place where kids learn to compare and talent is applauded. But there are three ways ordinary kids can find their extraordinary place in life and be happy with it.

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How to deal with the misery of middle child syndrome

It’s not until it’s too late that you realise middle child syndrome is a real thing. For parents, there are three things that can overcome it.

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How to keep sporty teens active: Start here

If you have a teen that’s losing interest in their sport, here’s four things you can do to keep them active well into their adult years.

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What does a “good kid” look like?

Raising nice children is a goal most parents aspire to, but defining a “good kid” can be a challenge when you’re working with tweens and teenagers.

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Why being friends with your kids is a bad idea

When parenting gets hard, it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to be friends. But friendship isn’t what kids need from their parents.

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Talking to kids about the London terrorism attack

The terrorism attack in London may have children asking questions parents find difficult to answer. Here’s how to keep the fear at bay.

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How to help kids be more optimistic

Part of a positive mindset is optimism. Where children and teenagers are missing it, parents can have a tough job building it up.

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The main topics on Tweens2teen

Sports parents

With more than 15 years experience washing jerseys and cutting fruit, I also write about the special role sports parents play in the lives of kids who love their sport.

Parenting teens

Life with teenagers requires a new set of skills. It’s more about how you do things than what you do. And the same goes for your words. If you’re needing a hand, these articles are a great place to start.

Parenting tweens

It’s now recognised that the move from childhood to adolescence is a process in itself. That’s the tween stage. If you’re not sure how to navigate the changes yourself, these articles could be just what you need.

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