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Bring Your Tween to Work Day

by Ronald A. Rowe June 26th, 2014| Social, Tweens
There is no such thing as Official Bring Your Tween to Work Day, but maybe there should be.  Tweens are at a crucial juncture in their journey to adulthood.  Now that school is out and the kids are languishing in the summer doldrums, it is the perfect time to


by Ronald A. Rowe May 29th, 2014| Social, Tweens
The tween years mark a departure from some of the social customs that have prevailed up until this point. Boys and girls are no longer interchangeable when it comes to party invites and social gatherings. Differences are no longer a point of wonder. It used to be that kids

From Camper to Counselor

by Ronald A. Rowe May 1st, 2014| Social, Tweens
A funny thing happens sometimes in the space between annual events.  The kids who attended last year’s Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Camp, what have you, may be this year’s assistant teacher, egg wrangler, or counselor.  That one 12-month period -- usually around the 11th or 12th
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The Road Trip

by Ronald A. Rowe April 3rd, 2014| Social, Tweens
You’ve been supporting your child since birth. You made sure he had every opportunity, every advantage that you could provide. You schlepped him to extracurricular activities several times a week for years. And now, after 9, 10, 11, 12 years of preparation here is the payoff. He’s going off
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The Dance That No One Danced

by Ronald A. Rowe March 6th, 2014| Social, Tweens
My son, Max, is in the seventh grade. His Middle School is having a dance Friday night. This is the first time such an opportunity has come around for my normally-social son and he has little to no interest in going. Both my wife and I have very fond
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Tween Idol or Train Wreck?

by Ronald A. Rowe February 6th, 2014| Social, Tweens
The Tween years are such a bizarre odyssey. There is so much going on inside the raging cauldron of hormones that is a 10-13 year old that it is hard to know what they may say or do or think from one moment to the next. But not only
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2 Rules for Tween Dating

by Ronald A. Rowe January 2nd, 2014| Social, Tweens
As we’ve discussed so often on this site, the Tween years bring a whole slew of new parenting challenges. From the increased school work to social pressure to safety issues, there is never a dull moment when you’ve got an 11-13-year-old in your household. But there is one big
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Summer of Success!

by Lori Sciame July 9th, 2013| Social, Tweens
Being a tween can be awkward to say the least. Adults expect tweens to act more grown up, but tweens are not yet old enough to fend for themselves. As a result, it can be a struggle for many tweens to become confident with what their role in the