Home School Tweens

A Rundown on Kids and Braces

It used to be that braces were a rite of passage for many adolescents. But in recent years, seeing an orthodontist has become common in children as young as six or seven.  

Parents, Can You Tell The Difference Between An Internet Troll and a Cyberbully?

Tips on how to avoid cyberbullies and stay safe online.

Tips to help reprogram your reluctant reader

This kind of outside-the-book thinking is effective in getting tweens engaged (or re-engaged) in reading.

What to do when your tween wants to wear makeup

If you give your tween daughter (or son) permission to wear makeup, here are a few tips to help the transition go smoothly.

Keep your child visible and safe in all conditions

Janice Biehn, Editor of ParentsCanada, recently tested out a new product perfect for Halloween!  The Albedo100 Reflective Sprays are designed to keep your child visible and safe in all conditions.  Not only are they safe for your child, but also odorless, rain resistant and easy to wash off.

Tips to remember for kids who forget

As your kids get older and take on more responsibility, they will still need reminders.

Our Unstructured Summer Time

I encourage my children to read, play, create and activate their thinking on their own terms and based on their own interests. Katie now 12 enjoys volunteering at the pool and reading, Andie 10, researches and creates experiments in the kitchen while Beckett 8 enjoys swimming, reading and playing outside. When I do find a book or an activity that all three children can enjoy, I am quick to add it to our home library or toy room.

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Summer Rules! A double entendre.

My own kids are in a few week-long camps later this summer and are really looking forward to them. Other than that, during the day, it's me, and them, and only 90 minutes of screen time allowed.  So here we are, already three weeks into summer, and I've decided we need to establish a few other summer "rules" as well. These are as follows...

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Great Summer Reads

Whether you’re on the beach, sitting by the pool, relaxing inside on a rainy day or snuggling before bedtime, a book is the perfect accessory. Here are a few summer must-reads for the whole family.
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