Teens & Tweens

Parenting Teens is a Lonely Business

Posted February 18th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Parenting, Teens & Tweens, Uncategorized

I found parenting to be a lonely vocation when my kids were toddlers and I was bound to the house by nap schedules and sheer overwhelming logistics. My world often shrunk to the size of my neighborhood block, where I walked up and down the sidewalk, pushing strollers, trikes, holding […]

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Entering the Great Unknown: My Son is 12 Today

Posted February 3rd, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Today my son is 12, and my husband and I brace ourselves for the adventure of parenting him in his transitional year from tween to teen. We’re very lucky. He’s a straight-A student with great friends and even greater sense of humor. He’s beloved by his younger siblings (well, in […]

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Playseum Bethesda and Playseum Upstairs – A Great Resource for Little and Big Kids

Posted January 3rd, 2014 by christine in Child, Parenting, Preschoolers, Teens & Tweens, Uncategorized

I recently met a friend and her two children at the Playseum in Bethesda. We’d never been there before, but it was a really great discovery. You enter through an unassuming doorway between two storefronts in downtown Bethesda, and go downstairs to find a warren-like selection of rooms and things […]

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Middle School Woes: How to Ask About Girls

Posted November 4th, 2013 by Sandie in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

My son has always had female friends, but until this year, there was nothing remarkable about it. In elementary school, it’s totally normal for boys and girls to have play dates, invite one another to birthday parties, exchange favorite books, and eat together at lunch. One of my son’s very […]

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Passing It On, One Bullet Point at a Time

Posted August 13th, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Child, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Indoctrination comes naturally to parents. It’s what we do – think religion or politics. I’m guilty of it on various levels for different things, but I’m realizing there is one specific thing that I want my children to wholeheartedly embrace. As we prepare for the start of another school year, […]

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