Tween Advice from Parents

Middle School Interview Questions

Based on member experiences & online sources, PSP found that typical interview questions include things about the school itself, what are the academic interests of the applicant, how they are involved with the community, what are their aspirations for the future & what interests they cultivate outside of school.

 

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Coping with screen time and anger issues

Does your Tween have problems putting down a video game?  One parent asks the PSP advice list about dealing with screen time and anger management issues with their Tween.

 

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Tweens: Never Too Early To Think About Those College Apps

Tips for tweens to (yep) start prepping for college admissions.

 

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Tips to Prevent Losing & Forgetting Keys

Tips from parents on how to get your Teen/ Tween to remember their keys!

 

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Make Up and Middle School

A summary of another lively thread on the Tweens Group - this one is about when you should let your Middle Schooler wear make up - and is that even your decision to make?

 

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How do we teach kids about Money?

"Show me the money!"

Errr - does that sound more like your Tweenager than Tom Cruise in the movie Jerry Maguire?  For us moms and dads, sometimes we want it to be more like show me the value and appreciation of money.  

 

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Subway Safety: Kids Riding Alone

From train safety to travel manners, here are tips and suggestions for what to do when your Tween/Kid is ready to ride the Subway alone.

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Talking about the Talk

When do you talk about the facts of life – from the birds to the bees and everything in between? Here, PSP parents talk about “The Talk.”

 

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Birthday Party Ideas for a Tween Girl

Here are some ideas that my daughter (11) put together for her sister's (9) sleepover party.  There were 6 girls in all. It was all very fun, and as one mom jokily responded: "have fun not sleeping!"

 

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Literary Violence and Tweens

Should you be concerned if your Tween is writing gruesome or violent stories?

 

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Shaving Legs

How young is too young to shave legs?

 

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Is your kid in control of their body?

Tween Parents discuss teaching kids that they are in control of their body

 

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How Young Is Too Young For Makeup?

one tween parents asks this crucial questions about their little girls eager to start wearing make up.

 

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Joining The Club

Tween parents talk about “joining the club,” raising issues of bullying & cliques.

 

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iPhone etiquette with your Tween

One Tween Mom shares this article about iPhone etiquette…

 

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Setting Cell Phone Guidelines

What guidelines and boundaries do you set with your cell phone?

 

 

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