Tag: tweenager

Tweenagers are basically toddlers…

 If you are reading this, and you are in the throws of the toddler years and are wondering when it will get easier and saner, this post is not meant to make you despair, but I can tell you, and

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Betty Box – helping tweens and teens with periods

*In the interests of personal disclosure, my tween has agreed to let me write this piece, and she is happy for me to be sharing this information. I would never discuss personal topics concerning her without her consent. She is

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Please stop telling my kid to take her glasses off…

This is a rant. Aimed at no doubt the thoughtless amongst us. My child wears glasses. She has inherited not only my short sighted vision, but also the astigimatism and a genetic eyelid condition that means that she will, for

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Why we allowed our tweenager to choose not to do a school entrance exam…

Our tweenager is reaching the age where we need to start thinking about secondary schools. We’ve already had a look at one or two, and have a couple more to go, before we decide. When we say “we”, we mean

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Privacy as a parent – hey kiddo, you aren’t a toddler anymore, I would like to pee alone, thanks…

The time has come. My kids are over ten and seven years old. We have taught them about privacy for themselves, and respecting their bodies and their right to space. My tweenager now locks the bathroom door, doesn’t want anyone

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