Before we bring in the new year, I’d like to share with you my favorite articles on parenting tweens and teens of 2018. I have had the privilege of sharing my words on three incredible parenting sites this year, and each article I have written has a piece of my mama heart. If you or someone you know is raising older kids- I’m sure these articles on parenting tweens and teens will be worth passing along.
Parenting my kids at these ages is a challenging, exciting, and exhausting journey and I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to share my experience with thousands of other parents who get it.
I have written several articles on parenting tweens and teens this year, so if you’d like to read more of them, you can click HERE to my page that includes posts I’ve published elsewhere. Scroll down to the following sites: Moms of Tweens and Teens, Your Teen for Parents, and Parenting Tweens and Teens. And while you are over at these sites, take a look around because they are all AMAZING. If you are parenting tweens or teens, you will love everything they publish.
In no particular order, here are my favorite articles on parenting tweens and teens! Simply click on the title to take you to the site!
For parents who have a child who tries and tries and tries and still feels like a failure:
For all of us parents who realize the influence we have on our kids as they get older:
For parents of middle schoolers and the value of them facing their fears and walking through to the other side:
And here’s one for all the parents who have tweens or teens in competitive sports:
If you have a tween or teen daughter, this one will hit your heart hard- share with your girl!
Here are some ways any parent can support and encourage their tween or teen!
And any parent of a tween or teen KNOWS how exhausting it can be to raise them.
Some inspirational advice for any tween or teen. (And really? Any of us, too.)
An important message for any parent to share with their tween or teen son:
And lastly, something every parent can appreciate, strive for and live out in all our lives.
Here’s to a New Year full of doing our best to raise amazing kids and taking good care of ourselves along the way…
BIG hugs to you and your family,