Tween Us

"My Other Ex:" New anthology explores friendships and motherhood

Not all friendships last forever, and that is the subject of "My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends," an anthology of essays from the editors of The Herstories Project. Read...

 

Chicago kids need sleep: New study recommends later school start times

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a study finding that America’s tweens and teens are not getting sufficient sleep and they recommend moving back middle school and high school start times.  Read...

 

Advice on navigating middle school from a Chicago tween

Worrying about back-to-school? Shannan's tween daughter shares sound advice for new middle school students and their parents.  Read...

 

My tween is taller than I am: What Chicago parents need to know about growth spurts

All the extra eating and sleeping your tween is doing could be because a major growth spurt is on the way.  Read...

 

Chicago mom explains what's happening in your tween's brain

Ever wonder what your tween is thinking? Here's a little primer to help figure it out. Read...

 

Parenting and business collide at Chicago's Disney Social Media Moms event

Chicago area moms were excited to gain business advice at the Disney Social Media Moms On the Road event, but they didn't expect to walk away with parenting advice, as well. Read...

 

The ups and downs of parenting a tween in Chicago

Navigating the highs and lows of parenting a tween is tough. They can act like they’re 2 or 22, and you never know who is walking through the door. Read...

 

Summer childcare for Chicago tweens

In your eyes, your tween may not be old enough to stay home alone during the summer, but hiring a babysitter may not sit well with them. So what's a parent of a tween to do? Read...

 

What Chicago parents need to do about sexting

Parents really need to talk with their kids about sexting and the recent news about Chicago area middle-schoolers might make the uncomfortable conversation easier. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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