Teenager
Apps

TikTok: What Is It And Why Is It So Popular?

If you’re a mum of a teen or tween reading this, you’ve probably heard of TikTok, the video app popular with kids today. By kids, I of course mean Gen Z—the cohort of folks born after millennials and the age group into which most of today’s teens and tweens fall. If you’ve heard of TikTok, […]

adolescents

6 Tips for Parenting a Tween Without Losing Your Mind

Bet you are relieved that you (barely) survived the “terrible twos” and the even more fun “terrible threes”. And you probably thought you were in the clear after that. Nope. The real fun starts when your kids enter their tweens. The tantrum filled toddler years are actually quite similar to the tween years. Kids want […]

Parenting

Seeing the World: 5 Ways Travel Benefits Tweens

My mum took my tween daughter on a day trip to New York City during the holidays. They rode the train together, saw the giant tree, ate lunch at a “fancy” restaurant, and saw the Radio City Rockettes. They left at 7:30 a.m. and returned at 7:30 p.m., and my daughter hasn’t stopped talking about […]

Teenager

Best Gifts for Teens and Tweens 2018

When the holidays roll around and it’s time to buy gifts for the teens or tweens in your life, it’s tempting to write a check and call it a day. Teens and tweens are difficult to shop for because they often want trendy items that don’t really make sense to anyone but themselves. And what’s “in” […]

Teenager

Dear Kids, I Can’t Believe I Made You

Dear Kids, As I go through my daily life and scramble to check things off the never-ending to do list it’s easy to stop seeing you.  There are days I don’t even hear the birds, and I know there are days I don’t see you. Yes, I know you are standing there making a snack […]

cyberbullying

This Is What Parents Can Do About Cyberbullying

We’ve reached a time in parenthood when we need to be hyper-aware of what our kids are doing online. It’s a tough job that many of us don’t really want to do– it’s hard to manage and it’s another thing to worry about. Kids feel social pressure around friendships, academics and sports just as we […]

Back To School

Back To School Blues: How To Motivate An Unmotivated TeenagerSponsored content

With the school bell about to step out from its long summer break, I am starting to panic. Mainly because I have been so used to lovely long mornings of not rushing around, trying to herd children to the car, racing back into the house because I have lost my keys…. You know the drill. […]