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.



Las Vegas: How to help kids make sense of tragedy

Talking to children about tragedy is a tough topic for most parents. In the wake of in Las Vegas shooting, here’s 4 things to share with kids.

How to get a go-slow kid moving every time

Parents of go-slow kids live with the constant frustration of waiting. Using routines and clear expectations will make life so much easier.

5 sure-fire ways to put know-it-all kids in their place

Know-it-all kids have a way of making life misery for parents. Yet, their most annoying qualities are likely to be their greatest assets.

How to step in when grades come at the cost of mental health

The first sign of a mental health issue in teenagers is often a drop in grades. Here’s what parents can do when it’s time to make a choice.

5 lessons from Donald Trump that will make you a better parent

If you want to be a better parent, there’s plenty to learn from the current custodian of the White House, President Donald Trump.

What parents should know when choosing a high school

If you’re at that parenting stage of choosing a high school for your kids, it helps to have a process. After all, it’s a big decision!

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.

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.

Is there something you’re stuck with in your parenting journey?


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