Tween Us

A message of peace: What Chicago parents can learn from Malala and their own kids

Chicago families, and the world, honor Malala Yousufzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Read...

 

5 creative ways to get Chicago kids to clean their rooms

Let's face it, most tweens and teens don't want to clean their rooms. But if you're pulling your hair out, try these creative tips to get them motivated. Read...

 

Chicago celebrates Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week. Can you imagine a world without "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Lorax," and "The Diary of Anne Frank?" All were, at one point, banned.  Read...

 

"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...

 
 







 
 
 
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