Category: Parenting Teens and Tweens

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #6

Welcome to the 6th linky of Tweens, Teens and Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Nicky from Not Just the 3 of Us and Jo from Mother of Teenagers. How was your Easter? I hope you had a relaxing break and indulged in a bit of chocolate-eating! We had a lovely holiday with all three of our girls… Read more →

Pocket money

Pocket money dilemma for tweens and teens: could goHenry be the solution?

Our approach to pocket money has been haphazard to say the least. We had no fixed system and regularly lost track of what we had handed over. I have written before about the pressure on tweens and teens to spend money but wanted to explore what I could do to introduce a more structured approach. Read more →

Gifts for teen girls

Help with buying gifts for teen girls – Qwerkity review

I have been parenting teen and tween girls for seven years now and have three fabulous daughters so I should be a total expert in gifts for teen girls. Sadly, this is not the case and I get a sinking feeling as birthdays approach. Teens can be pretty good at telling you what they want but if you need some inspiration,… Read more →

iphone charge case

Phinexi iphone charger case – a review

I was totally delighted when I was sent a Phinexi iphone charger case to review. This is because we have issues with phone chargers in our house! There are two adults and three tweens/teens all with Apple devices which should, in theory, all have their own charging cable. The reality of the situation is very different. Read more →

Young entrepreneurs

5 reasons why your teen should be one of the young entrepreneurs

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, devised a computer messaging programme for his father’s dental practice when he was 12 years old. A 17 year old Richard Branson started a highly successful youth-culture magazine. Spotted the pattern among these young entrepreneurs? The teen years, so often dreaded and drenched in negativity, can be the launch pad for hugely successful enterprises.… Read more →

Teens Tweens and Beyond

Launching the new Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky

I am so happy to be joining with the amazing Nicky at Not Just the 3 of Us and Jo at Mother of Teenagers to launch a brand new linky all about Tweens, Teens & Beyond. I am a Mum of three tweens/teens myself and I love reading other bloggers’ experiences, opinions and thoughts about this fascinating stage of parenting. Read more →

Becoming a childminder book cover

Becoming a childminder – what you need to know giveaway

Have you thought of becoming a childminder? When you work and you have a child you are faced with some tricky decisions. Do you return to your previous job after you have had the baby? Do you remain working the same hours or reduce them? Do you have a partner who can reduce their hours? How will your finances be… Read more →

Making money as a teenager

Making money as a teenager – five steps you should follow

Do you give your teens pocket money? It seems that most parents do; in fact, a recent survey found that 4 out of 5 parents gave their teen regular pocket money. Others use an informal system of assessing expenditure on a case by case basis. Many teens like the idea of making money for themselves but making money as a teenager… Read more →