How to Listen to Your Tween When You Really Want to Give Advice

How to Listen to Your Tween When You Really Want to Give Advice

Your tween is looking to you for advice. They just don’t want to hear it. Until they feel heard and understood. Your Assumptions Are Probably Wrong If you jump into giving advice after ‘listening’ for less than five minutes, you probably don’t understand the real issue. I’m guilty of this. My daughter will be telling…

Your Tween Should Be Doing Their Own Laundry – Here’s Why

Your Tween Should Be Doing Their Own Laundry – Here’s Why

If you’ve ever washed your tween’s clean or barely worn clothes. Or had them angry with you because their favorite shirt wasn’t clean – it’s time for them to step up and do their own laundry. Doing Laundry Develops Your Tweens Scheduling and Planning Skills My daughters started doing their laundry when they were eight….

Should my child have friends over when they’re home alone?

Every parent wants their child to have friends, especially friends that are a positive influence on your kiddo. But when they’re home alone, what do you do? Allow your child to have friends over? Cut off all communication with their friends and ban them from ever coming to the house?  If your child asks, “can…