Tween & Teen Activities

Looking for ideas for Tween or Teen classes & extracurricular activities?  Check the PSP Recommendations section HERE.

And did you know Park Slope Parents has a Tween discussion group? Find out more HERE.

 

Coney Island - what the kids say!

Sabrina and Samantha Van Putten had a recent adventure to Coney Island...

SandSConey

 

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Movies Your Kids Should See to Better Understand their Parents!

This was based on a thread on the PSP Tweens Group.  Movies Your Kids Should See to Better Understand their Parents! (Be sure to also check out our other list, Classic Movies You Want your Tween to See While They Are Tweens)

Philadelphia Story

 

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Best Science Museums, According to PSP Members

The following quesiton was asked to the Park Slope Parents group: "My rising 6th grader has summer homework to “visit a science museum and write a journal entry describing what you saw and what you learned from it”. What’s your favorite Science Museum?"
Here are their votes!

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Park Slope Parents Policy for Posting about Tweens/ Teens Looking for Work

Do you have a teenaged child looking to make some extra cash?  Parents can post TEENS LOOKING FOR WORK messages on the PSP CLASSIFIEDS.

We encourage parents to help their younger kids to find small jobs on the Classifieds such as pet sitters/walkers, mother’s helpers, yard work, snow shoveler, and teen sitters. If your child is looking for a school related internship those should be posted on the Park Slope Parents Career Networking Group.

Please note we do not allow parents to post for kids out of college or for higher paying jobs such as tutors or website designers. In addition, if your child is over 22 and looking for babysitting/nanny jobs they need to be recommended by an employer who is a Park Slope Parents member.

If you fit our requirements, here are the guidelines:

REMINDERS:

Put YOUR contact information in your post (not the teen’s) so you can vet the inquiry and decide on the safety and legitimacy of the post. While this does not put the full responsibility on the teen, we feel this is the safest way to protect those involved. It's up to the parent to use a screening method that s/he feels appropriate and pass contact info on.

Best of luck and we hope that your child finds great work!

 

WHO CAN POST?

We encourage parents to help their younger kids to find small jobs on the Classifieds such as pet sitters/walkers, mother’s helpers, yard work, snow shoveler, and teen sitters. If your child is looking for a school related internship those should be posted on the Park Slope Parents Career Networking Group. Please note we do not allow parents to post for kids out of college or for higher paying jobs such as tutors or website designers. In addition, if your child is over 22 and looking for babysitting/nanny jobs they need to be recommended by an employer who is a Park Slope Parents member.

 

POSTING COULD INCLUDE:

  • Yard Work, leaf raking, snow shoveling, light moving/schlepping
  • Babysitting
  • Birthday party/catering help
  • House/pet sitting, dog walking

We encourage parents to help their younger kids to find small jobs on the Classifieds such as pet sitters/walkers, mother’s helpers, yard work, snow shoveler, and teen sitters. If your child is looking for a school related internship those should be posted on the Park Slope Parents Career Networking Group.

Please note we do not allow parents to post for kids out of college or for higher paying jobs such as tutors or website designers. In addition, if your child is over 22 and looking for babysitting/nanny jobs they need to be recommended by an employer who is a Park Slope Parents member.

If you fit our requirements, here are the guidelines:

REMINDERS:

It's up to the parent to use a screening method that s/he feels appropriate and pass contact info on.

Best of luck and we hope that your child finds great work!

WHO CAN POST?

We encourage parents to help their younger kids to find small jobs on the Classifieds such as pet sitters/walkers, mother’s helpers, yard work, snow shoveler, and teen sitters. If your child is looking for a school related internship those should be posted on the Park Slope Parents Career Networking Group. Please note we do not allow parents to post for kids out of college or for higher paying jobs such as tutors or website designers. In addition, if your child is over 22 and looking for babysitting/nanny jobs they need to be recommended by an employer who is a Park Slope Parents member.

POSTING COULD INCLUDE:

  • Yard Work, leaf raking, snow shoveling, light moving/schlepping
  • Babysitting
  • Birthday party/catering help
  • House/pet sitting, dog walking

REMINDERS

Put YOUR contact information in your post (not the teen’s) so you can vet the inquiry and decide on the safety and legitimacy of the post. While this does not put the full responsibility on the teen, we feel this is the safest way to protect those involved.

It's up to the parent to use a screening method that s/he feels appropriate and pass contact info on.

Best of luck and we hope that your child finds great work! 

WHO CAN POST?

We encourage parents to help their younger kids to find small jobs on the Classifieds such as pet sitters/walkers, mother’s helpers, yard work, snow shoveler, and teen sitters. If your child is looking for a school related internship those should be posted on the Park Slope Parents Career Networking Group. Please note we do not allow parents to post for kids out of college or for higher paying jobs such as tutors or website designers. In addition, if your child is over 22 and looking for babysitting/nanny jobs they need to be recommended by an employer who is a Park Slope Parents member.

 

HOW DO YOU POST?

If you fit our requirements, here are the guidelines:

 

POSTING COULD INCLUDE:

  • Yard Work, leaf raking, snow shoveling, light moving/schlepping
  • Babysitting
  • Birthday party/catering help
  • House/pet sitting, dog walking

 

REMINDERS: 

  • Put YOUR contact information in your post (not the teen’s) so you can vet the inquiry and decide on the safety and legitimacy of the post. While this does not put the full responsibility on the teen, we feel this is the safest way to protect those involved.
  • It's up to the parent to use a screening method that s/he feels appropriate and pass contact info on.

 

Best of luck and we hope that your child finds great work! 

 

Birthday Party Ideas for a Tween Girl

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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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Tourist Activities for Tweens & Teenagers

So you have a teenager (or tween) coming to visit or you are looking for something fun to do with your own energetic young adult.  What are some fun, slightly more grown up and erm, "cooler" things you can do with them?  Here are some suggestions from local moms & dads.

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Boardgames You Can Actually Play With Your Kids

Park Slope Parents share the favorite boardgames they like to play with their kids.

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Visiting Washington DC with Tweens and Teens

Parents share what to do and see in Washington DC with Tween and Teen kids.

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Photo caption: The Air & Space Museum got a lot of thumbs up from PSP parents. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute

 

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Where Do You Shop For Clothes For Your Tween?

As one PSP member writes:  “My (almost) 11 year-old daughter has officially outgrown the children's section of the places we've been buying clothes for her since she was small (Target, Children's Place, etc.). I think we are now into the "pre-teen" or "teen" section, which is new territory for me. I'm looking for reasonably priced basics (shorts, t-shirts, leggings, etc.), since she will either destroy or outgrow everything she owns in a season. Suggestions?”

shoppingphotoimage via here

 

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