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Kids, Parents, & Cell Phones

by Editorial Team April 10th, 2017| Elementary, Teens, Tweens
According to some sources, the average age at which a child gets his first cell phone is now about ten. For most American children, that means he is somewhere between fourth and sixth grade.

Although as parents, you've probably considered the pros and cons of giving your child her first phone
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3 New Tips for Tween School Success

by Lori Sciame February 14th, 2017| School, Tweens
Being born smart certainly helps a tween to succeed in a learning environment, and so does being curious about the world around him or her. It's a given that an engaged student, one who loves learning, will be more apt to do well in school; however, many other factors determine
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4 Necessary Safety Rules for Tweens

by Lori Sciame January 3rd, 2017| Safety, Tweens
Parents of tweens know how difficult it can be to care for a child this age.  While not yet teenagers, they make sure mom and dad know they aren't "babies" either.  Sometimes tweens will push to be treated more like high school students; however, when it comes to safety,
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Not Too Early to Think About College

by Lori Sciame November 15th, 2016| School, Tweens
As an advisor at a college, I encounter some students who tackle the transition from high school to college with relative ease, as well as those who suffer a multitude of issues, from social to academic.

Reasons for a student's success or lack thereof vary; however, I can state with
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Showing Encouragement During the Tween Years

by YPI Editors October 25th, 2016| Communication, Tweens
When your child is in preschool or elementary school, it can be pretty simple to show encouragement. Maybe you put a drawing from art class on the refrigerator or offer a sticker for learning a new task. However, now that your child is a tween, these behaviors may seem babyish.
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Morning Routines: Keep Tweens on Track

by YPI Editors September 27th, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
Tween years usually mark the start of middle school. Many middle schools have a start time that is earlier than elementary school, which equals an even earlier start to the day. Depending on your child's sleep pattern, an earlier start also may equal a grouchier start. However, once the earlier
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Tweens & the Power of Natural Consequences

by Michele September 1st, 2016| Behavior, Tweens
Part of childhood is testing boundaries. The tween years are no exception to this. What am I allowed to do or not do becomes a more prominent thought for kids of this age. They've become more independent and have more outside influences, so they may try to expand their horizons-
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Tweens: Get Them Biking

by Michele August 25th, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
Perhaps the title of this article should be, "How to Get Them Biking?" Many kids enjoy biking when they are elementary aged. It gives them a small amount of independence whether it is riding up and down the driveway, to the end of the street and back, or all the
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Back to School Shopping, Tween-Style

by Michele August 18th, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
During the tween years you may see an evolution in back to school prep. As you enter the tween years, your tween may be reminding you about the new outfit he needs for the first day of school. But as your tween gets closer to the teen years, he may
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Getting Your Tween Prepped for the School Year

by Michele August 4th, 2016| School, Tweens
Depending on where you live, your tween could be starting school in the next week or maybe not for another month. Either way she's been on summer vacation for over a month. She probably is revelling in the no homework, sleep late, lounge on the couch nature of summer. It
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Your Tween and the Heat of Summer

by Michele July 28th, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
One of the benefits of being the parent of a tween is that he is on the cusp of making responsible decisions. You might be able to leave your tween home alone for 15 minutes. He can make a sandwich and clean up on his own. However, he still doesn't
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Summer Fun for Tweens- A Picnic

by Michele July 21st, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
It's mid-July, and quite likely your tween is bored. No, she doesn't want to return to school with its early wakeups and homework assignments, but the long days of summer are beginning to feel very long. You're tired of seeing her in front of a screen, she's tired of being
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