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The world of raising tweens can be a wild ride! We’re here to help with great advice on how to navigate the pre-teen years.
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Behaviour
How positive thinking can help build your tween’s resilience and improve their relationships
Imagine being on a boat in the middle of the sea: you kinda know how to control the boat, but don’t really...
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Entertainment and Technology
How to nail digital age parenting and keep your tweens safe online
Trigger Warning: This content may contain topics or language that may be triggering for individuals...
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Entertainment and Technology
5 Creative crafts to keep kids entertained on the weekend
When you’re a parent, you dream of having a quiet weekend where you don’t have to shuttle your kids all...
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Communication & Relationships
The millennial parent's guide to tween lingo
Does anyone else feel like tween talk has reached a new level of incoherence? Even for us millennial parents who swear it wasn’t that long ago that we were ‘cool’…
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Health and Wellness
These gentle skincare products are perfect for tweens looking for their beauty fix
Got a tween that’s begging for the fancy-schmancy moisturiser trending on TikTok? Maybe your little one has dry and irritated skin that’s just so stubborn. Or early acne might be creeping up on your kiddo…

Behaviour

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Behaviour
The millennial parent’s guide to tween fashion
Is it retro, on-trend, or just plain cringe? It’s getting harder and harder to tell - because apparently low-waisted jeans are back in...
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Behaviour
10 Tips for handling a boundary-pushing tween
Parenting a tween is a journey filled with ups, downs and a rollercoaster of emotions. As my child, Tyler, transitioned into the tween...
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Behaviour
How positive thinking can help build your tween’s resilience and improve their relationships
Imagine being on a boat in the middle of the sea: you kinda know how to control the boat, but don’t really have the experience and skills...

Celebrations

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Celebrations
This simple tip will take your tween’s sleepover to the next level
If there’s one thing tweens love, it’s a sleepover. These overnight parties have withstood the test of...
Celebrations
Give your pre-teen the party of their dreams with these creative ideas
You must be here because you are starting to plan a party for your tween, right? If you’re anything like...
Celebrations
Wondering what to do during Easter holidays? Look no further!
It’s almost Easter which means it’s also almost that time when you are tasked with figuring out what to...

Communication & Relationships

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Communication & Relationships
The millennial parent's guide to tween lingo
Does anyone else feel like tween talk has reached a new level of incoherence? Even for us millennial parents who swear it wasn’t that...
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Communication & Relationships
6 Fun ways to get your tween to tell you what’s on their mind
Parenting a tween can feel like you are dealing with a secret agent who’s been sworn to secrecy about their day, friends, or pretty much...
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Communication & Relationships
How the tween generation is experiencing anxiety
The saying “Small children, small problems. Big children, big problems” – really starts to ring true when your child enters their...

Development

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Development
What you need to support your child through their first period
For parents of girls and children with female anatomy, the first period is one of the biggest milestones...
Development
We guarantee your tween won’t be able to put these 14 books down
According to the American Psychological Association, one in three teenagers hasn’t read a single book for...
Development
Let go to help them grow: How to give your pre-teen indpendence without the extra grey hairs
In the whirlwind of family life, there comes a time when we parents need to loosen our grip and let our...

Entertainment and Technology

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Entertainment and Technology
30 great movies for tweens (9-12 year olds) and the whole family
I remember the late nights cuddled in a large duvet with one parent on each side and endless snacks on the bed. This was our monthly family...
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Entertainment and Technology
Extracurricular activities that your not-quite-teenager will actually get excited about doing
If you can relate to the frazzled parent I once was – with a tween at home who never stopped grumbling about boredom, you’re probably...
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Entertainment and Technology
Imaginative ways to inspire the mini creatives in your home
As parents, we try to help our children grow up to be well-rounded individuals with a wide array of interests and hobbies. However, in most...
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Entertainment and Technology
5 Creative crafts to keep kids entertained on the weekend
When you’re a parent, you dream of having a quiet weekend where you don’t have to shuttle your kids all over the place to parties,...
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Entertainment and Technology
Entertain your tween these school holidays with these creative ideas
School holidays are a well-deserved break for tweens from the academic pressures they face, and also time to decompress and have some fun!...

Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness
These gentle skincare products are perfect for tweens looking for their beauty fix
Got a tween that’s begging for the fancy-schmancy moisturiser trending on TikTok? Maybe your little one...
Health and Wellness
All of the ways we can help our kids build good habits
As a parent and writer, I spend much of my time learning about and sharing parenting tips with others. But...

Mental & Physical Health

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Mental & Physical Health
Real versus ideal: Talking to your tween about plastic surgery
Most parents reading this will be all too aware of how filtered and altered images flooding social media feeds can lead to self-esteem...
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Development
We guarantee your tween won’t be able to put these 14 books down
According to the American Psychological Association, one in three teenagers hasn’t read a single book for pleasure in the past year....
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Mental & Physical Health
Supporting your kids through the pre-puberty blues
Parenting a tween can be a tricky balancing act. It often feels like you’re navigating a minefield, constantly trying to avoid saying or...
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Mental & Physical Health
How to have the period talk with your tween
“I honestly believed I had some disease and was going to die. I was so sure I even penned down a will,” I shared with friends as I...
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Mental & Physical Health
How to help your tween through their first breakup
When your child was younger, you heard other parents talking about this in hushed whispers and hands on their hearts. You probably pushed...

School and Education

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School and Education
Yep, 7th grade maths homework is still the worst
In my house 7th-grade math equates to a never-ending source of homework hysterics and hair-pulling moments....
School and Education
When playgrounds become battlegrounds: What Australia’s gun laws have taught the world
Natural disasters like floods, bushfires, and tsunamis are devastating to life and property, but they don’t...
School and Education
Trying to choose a school for your tween? Here’s how to ace the test
As a parent, one of the most frequent questions you’ll ask your child is, “Hey, how was school today?”