Dear Tween Child, Guard Your Heart – Day 28

Guard your heart, my child! As a Christian mother, I lay awake, night after night, asking God for wisdom to guide me in leading my tween child as he grows. I thought a mother could only wish and pray her child was going to turn out good, but I was wrong. A mother’s job is to love, to nourish, to… Read more »

C.R.E.A.T.E. – Six Ways Art Teaches Tween Girls About the Bible – Day 26

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What do you do when your tween is too old for VBS and too young for the heavier issues of high school, but you still want to give them a love for Jesus? When my daughter, Daley, was in fourth grade, she began to struggle with the issues of identity, faith, and just plain growing up. Like many moms, I… Read more »

Worried or Anxious Tween? How to Tell the Difference and What to Do – Day 27

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As a mental health professional, I have been working with families of worriers to protect them from anxiety disorders for 20 years. But this past year anxiety hit a little closer to home. We lost my husband’s twin sister to cancer in January. My son was three when she and her husband, now both in heaven were diagnosed. Not surprisingly, he… Read more »

3 Surprising Reasons to Say YES to Your Tween! – Day 25

I have the privilege of helping to raise two tween girls who are not my own. They are 10 and 11, and I am immensely grateful to their mom for letting me join her in rearing her children. It sounds lovely to be a parent until you are neck-deep in sibling rivalry, the pushing of boundaries, and eye rolls to… Read more »

How To Connect With Your Tween Boy – 6 Tips! Day 24

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 Hey! I’m Amy, a homeschool soccer mom to 5 boys (3-14). I share these tips and ideas for connecting with your tween boy based on my own experiences as a boy mom. You know your son best. I encourage you to tweak these suggestions, if necessary, to best fit your relationship with your tween boy. Has anyone ever told you,… Read more »

10 Verses to Pray for Your Tweens – Day 23

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We will never be perfect parents, but we can always be praying parents. I don’t know about you, but this idea of being a faithful praying parent gives me hope. I struggle with my failures as a mom and need the reminder that I will never be perfect but I can keep praying. I will never be a perfect parent… Read more »

Encourage My Tween’s Heart Printable Pack is Here!

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Hi there!  I’ve been working on something I think you will be really excited about… and I am too for our family! Often in parenting, we work hard on getting organized and focused in on the days and weeks tasks. We put effort into planning our days to keep ourselves accountable to all that is going on around us and… Read more »

Use The Tweens To Prepare For The Teens – To Date or Not To Date? Day 22

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Josette Hall Like Minded Musings

It might seem as though the tween-age years is too young to think about our children and dating, but it isn’t. While they are tweens is the perfect time to put a plan in place for the future. In fact, if you don’t want your child to date during the early and mid-teen years, your time is well spent coming… Read more »

New Giveaways! Day 21 of The 30 Days of Tween Parenting Encouragement Blog Party!

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Isn’t God amazing?? Here we are on Day 21 of The 30 Days of Tween Parenting Blog Party and I am already feeling SO blessed! How about you? Are you enjoying it as well? I wanted to take this Sunday to do a couple of things. Roundup the party so far + Sneak Peak + Announce Some NEW Giveaways!! I… Read more »

6 Ways to Love Your Tween Well – Day 20

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Our youngest is now a tween.  He has had 7 other siblings who “tweened” before him and none of them was exactly the same. Having been a mom for 26 years, I feel my knees buckling at the thought of starting out as a mom in this age of – WAAAY too much information.  I can tell you from where I… Read more »