Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging–they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive all summer long.
Anxiety on the Sidelines
“Mom, I feel sick,” my 10-year-old daughter says, as she clutches her tummy on the sidelines before a big soccer game. She is sick, but she is not ill. Her tummy is churning with nervous energy; worry and anticipation are gnawing at her mind.
Book Summary: Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help our Teenagers Grow Up Before they Grow Old
What do teenagers really need in order to grow up to be responsible and happy adults? This book offers excellent food for thought.
Why Your Teenager Might Be Happier Without a Smartphone
I’m not judging anyone who hands his or her kids the latest iPhone; several of my favorite teens carry one in their pockets. But if you buy your teen a little red flip phone, I promise they won’t be alone. And they’ll probably thank you for it.
Will My Teenager Be Ready for Adulthood?
I want to give my teenagers a voice of encouragement that, yes, they can do things on their own!
Survival Tips for the Before and After School Hours
We have a lot of great authors here at The Power of Moms, and three of them came through this week with a fantastic smorgasbord of ideas to help moms and families with their school year routines.
The #1 Gift I Gave My Teenager, and It Was Free
Attentive listening is arguably the supreme gift we can give children of any age, but especially our teenagers. And the big bonus is that it doesn’t cost a cent.
Electronics: What I Wish I’d Known About Teens and Devices
Parenting in the age of electronic devices is uncharted territory for many of us; however, setting up guidelines and rules from the start will help teenagers become responsible technology users.
Book Summary: Counterintuitive: What 4 Million Teenagers Wish We Knew
You mean my teenager wants me to stand behind what I say?
Before They Fly
Is one of your children about to start their senior year? Are they preparing to fly the coop to discover a new world? It is times like these that we wonder if we, as mothers, have done all we can to help them prepare. Have we cherished precious family time together? Join author Julia Jacobsen as she offers sound advice of things we can do as families to make the most of each moment.
Midlife Mom Blues
We’ve all heard of postpartum baby blues, but what about mid-life mom blues? Allyson Reynolds gives 5 reasons her newest stage of motherhood (her youngest child started school last fall) is keeping her on her toes…and 5 reasons it’s also really awesome.
How to Give Advice Your Teen Will Listen To
The purpose of the book was to share advice that would help my kids through their teen years. But even more, I wanted them to know how many great people loved and supported them.
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