Scheduling Your Teen Through COVID-19: Suggestions from our Parents.

 

Uh oh. You and your teen are cooped up in your apartment. You can’t send them outside, or to school, or even to the movies. Many of us have decided to try to make a schedule (example below). Here’s some scheduling tips to keep your teen occupied-- if you can convince them to keep a schedule, that is! 

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Debit Card Solutions for Tweens and Teens

Show me the plastic! Parents discuss safe ways for Teens and Tweens to carry money.

The Tradition of Out to Lunch at PS 321

PSP members talk about the benefits (and the few potential drawbacks) PS 321 of off-campus lunch.

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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Teen Skin Care: Real-Life Recs from Parents

Skin care can be a tricky business at any age, but particularly during the teen years, when kids’ skin is contending with new hormones and lifestyle changes. Park Slope Parents members who have been-there-done-that have shared some ideas for the cleansers and creams that worked best for their teens.

Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP,join our community today to connect with parents in our Tweens & Teens

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Acting out Tweens

Advice about tween acting out at home.

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.

Tips to Prevent Losing & Forgetting Keys

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

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?

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.

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!"

Literary Violence and Tweens

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

Shaving Legs

How young is too young to shave legs?

Is your kid in control of their body?

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

How Young Is Too Young For Makeup?

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

Joining The Club

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

Setting Cell Phone Guidelines

What guidelines and boundaries do you set with your cell phone? Here, PSP members discuss, deliberate and debate boundaries and use of mobile phones and technology.

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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.

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How to Get Kids Out of Bed in the Morning

Wondering how to get your kid out of bed in the morning? You are not alone with this problem! Here, PSP parents share how they successfully get their teen/tween out of bed in the morning.

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