Tag Archives: Pre-teen Parenting

You Are a Tween Girl who Struggles with Her Body (and you are in my kitchen) – Day 31

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“I don’t have a bathing suit body,” the sweet one says as she takes off her shirt on fast forward and jumps in the pool. At the table later, she explains she has lost seven pounds by cutting carbs. The girls are thirteen. Standing behind the kitchen sink, I lean in. We talk fruits, vegetables and strength training, but inside… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Tween to Develop a Quiet Time – Day 30

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As a Christian Mom, there is little else more important to my heart then encouraging my tweens in their own walk with the Lord. I understand the importance of doing my best to teach them how to have their own quiet time from tween to teen and beyond. I also know from mama busyness and the #quiettimeguilt of my past… Read more »

Can Your Tween Have Too Many Friends? Day 29

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Friendship has been described as being the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. However, today, we bestow the title of friend so freely it is like having a little lettuce with our bacon bit salad. Summertime is the perfect time to help your tween evaluate all the friendships they have in their lives. I believe the overabundance of… 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 »

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

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Amy Milcic Like Minded Musings

 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

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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 »

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 »

The One Thing Your Tween Needs to Hear Everyday – Day 19

Tween Parenting Blog Party Featured Author Le Shepard Like Minded Musings

If you ask me, my 11-year-old son Noah is one of the coolest kids on the planet.  He is off-the-charts intelligent, quirky and, I think, absolutely hilarious. If his self-concept was based on his mama’s view, there would be no limit to his confidence. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.  Our kids are surrounded by voices telling them who they… Read more »