Tweens, Teens & Beyond Summer Holiday Read

School's out for Summer and that means a break for all of us in terms of our daily routines and regular commitments, it is a time to indulge in some quality time with our family and friends and in my case my teens!

If you missed our post last week #Tweens, Teens & Beyond is taking a break.  The rule book is out of the window for the summer.  The linky is open from today Tuesday 25th July until Thursday 31st August.

During this time you can link as many posts as you like, comment on those that have struck a chord and that does not have to include us the hosts this time, because we are exempt from commenting too.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday 5th September.

Have a great summer.  Kick back and enjoy, in the meantime give a big cheer to our loyal linker and favourite post from last week Liz at It's A Drama.  Her post on Hormones and Hormoans struck a chord with me for sure.

Grab the badge, link as much as you like and comment as you see fit.  Happy Holidays!

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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #17

My teens have now finished school and the joy and chaos of the holiday beckons.  Meantime, welcome to another week of  Tweens, Teens & Beyond #17.

Last weeks' posts were brilliant as always,  we have enjoyed every single one of them and it's been really hard to choose.  However, on the basis that she has managed to inspire us so much with her concert loving, festival going tales, Mary at Maryom's Thoughts gets our vote this week.  Despite saying she hasn't crossed off all of her New Year's Resolution's in her post this week, we tend to disagree because Mary has done a whole load of stuff since joining the linky that we can only aspire to and for that reason, we are pleased that she is our worthy winner this week.

Looking ahead, school's out for summer and we have decided that means ignoring the rule book and doing things differently, so next week's linky on 25th July will be open until midnight on 31st August and during that time there are no rules.

There is no need to comment on the host posts unless you want to and you can link as many posts as you like. It is a Tweens, Teens & Beyond Summer Holiday Read, so please dip in and out as you see fit.

This also means we are taking a break so we will not be commenting in the same way and we hope this less formal approach will allow all of you and us of course, to just do our thing when time allows.  Normal weekly service will resume on Tuesday 5 September

Now on to this week's linky, the rules are below for those who are new to our linky and those who may need a reminder.  The most important is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy.
  • Link up one post, old or new (sponsored and review posts are welcome but not other linky's please) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @nickykentisbeer
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond 
  • Share any posts that you love, we are all about sharing!

What we will do for you:

  • All three of us will comment on your post and share it on Twitter.
  • Your post will be pinned to the #TweensTeensBeyond Linky Pinterest Board
  • Each week, we will select our favourite post which will be featured on all of our sites and shared on Social Media
  • By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list.  (You can request to be removed at any time!)

 

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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #16

Good Morning and welcome to Week 16 of linky Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween and Teen bloggers Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three of Us.

Thank you all for joining us for another week and if this is your first time with us, WELCOME and we hope you will join us again.

Our featured post from last week comes from a dedicated linker and fellow mother of teenagers Helen at Just Saying Mum who is also a finalist in the parenting category of this years's BIBs awards.  Her post Five Minute Therapy Series : Children & Identity run in conjunction with Sarah & Jayne, counsellors and hypnotherapists at BE Integrative Therapy addresses a number of pertinent issues around our growing tweens and teens and focuses on identity and self-confidence.

Although, the questions are from a parenting teenagers perspective, the issues that Sarah and Jayne touch on are relevant to us all.  Helen champions positive parenting and this post contains some relevant advice to us parents of young adults.  Please take a read and here's wishing Helen lots of luck from the Tweens, Teens & Beyond team for the awards.

Now on to this week's linky, the rules are below for those who are new to our linky and those who may need a reminder.  The most important is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy.
  • Link up one post, old or new (sponsored and review posts are welcome but not other linky's please) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @nickykentisbeer
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond 
  • Share any posts that you love, we are all about sharing!

What we will do for you:

  • All three of us will comment on your post and share it on Twitter.
  • Your post will be pinned to the #TweensTeensBeyond Linky Pinterest Board
  • Each week, we will select our favourite post which will be featured on all of our sites and shared on Social Media
  • By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list.  (You can request to be removed at any time!)

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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #15

Where does the time go?  It seems like only yesterday that Sharon, Nicky and I launched Tweens, Teens & Beyond and here we are at Week 15.  Welcome back or if this is your first time, thanks for joining us.

To date we have had a total of 60 bloggers join our link up, many of whom have been joining us since day one and we continue to remain grateful for all their support.

One such blogger is Lynne who blogs at Raising My Autistic Son and her post from last week "Who Would We Be Without Our Sisters & Brothers" is our featured post. The role of families and the dynamic of siblings was a topic of conversation for Sharon, Nicky & I last week when we met and Lynne's post highlights perfectly the valuable role that siblings can play in supporting each other and this evident in the relationship that she describes between her son Edward and his older sister Leila.  It really is poignant.  Do take a read if you haven't already.

Now on to this week's linky, the rules are below for those who are new to our linky and those who may need a reminder.  The most important is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy.
  • Link up one post, old or new (sponsored and review posts are welcome but not other linky's please) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @nickykentisbeer
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond 
  • Share any posts that you love, we are all about sharing!

What we will do for you:

  • All three of us will comment on your post and share it on Twitter.
  • Your post will be pinned to the #TweensTeensBeyond Linky Pinterest Board
  • Each week, we will select our favourite post which will be featured on all of our sites and shared on Social Media
  • By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list.  (You can request to be removed at any time!)

 

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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #14

Good Morning and welcome to Week 14 of linky Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween and Teen bloggers Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three of Us.

Thank you all for joining us for another week and if this is your first time with us, WELCOME and we hope you will join us again.

We have some dedicated linkers in our community who have been with us since launch and this week's favourite post comes from Nadia at An Introverted Blogger who is one of our top linkers.  Her post Family Summer Vacations with Tweens: The Reality is one that I am sure as parents with growing children we can all identify with and of course with the holidays just weeks away is very pertinent.

Now on to this week's linky, the rules are below for those who are new to our linky and those who may need a reminder.  The most important is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy.
  • Link up one post, old or new (sponsored and review posts are welcome but not other linky's please) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @nickykentisbeer
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond 
  • Share any posts that you love, we are all about sharing!

What we will do for you:

  • All three of us will comment on your post and share it on Twitter.
  • Your post will be pinned to the #TweensTeensBeyond Linky Pinterest Board
  • Each week, we will select our favourite post which will be featured on all of our sites and shared on Social Media
  • By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list.  (You can request to be removed at any time!)

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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #13

Good Morning and welcome to Week 13 of linky Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween and Teen bloggers Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three of Us.

Thank you all for joining us for another week and if this is your first time with us, WELCOME and we hope you will join us again.

We are always spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on a featured post each week, but choose we must and this week's wow goes to Karen at Mad House of Cats & Babies and her post Why we allowed our Tweenager to choose not to do a school entrance exam.....Karen raised some very valid points regarding the undue pressure exerted on our tweens leaving primary school and preparing for the secondary stage.  As parents of Tweens and Teens who have been through this process, we felt it was something that resonated with many of us and for some more recently than others.  If you missed it pop back for a read and give it a like.

Now on to this week's linky, the rules are below for those who are new to our linky and those who may need a reminder.  The most important is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy.
  • Link up one post, old or new (sponsored and review posts are welcome but not other linky's please) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @nickykentisbeer
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond 
  • Share any posts that you love, we are all about sharing!

What we will do for you:

  • All three of us will comment on your post and share it on Twitter.
  • Your post will be pinned to the #TweensTeensBeyond Linky Pinterest Board
  • Each week, we will select our favourite post which will be featured on all of our sites and shared on Social Media
  • By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list.  (You can request to be removed at any time!)

 

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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #12

Another Tuesday and time for another edition of  Tweens, Teens & Beyond.

We marked our milestone link up last week with a quick recap on the ethos of Tweens, Teens & Beyond and it was lovely to read so many supportive comments from our regular linkers.

Our community is going from strength to strength and each week we are always delighted to welcome someone new into the fold.  Please do all keep coming back, we love reading your posts and we couldn't do this without your support.

Our favourite post from last week was a thought provoking piece from OldHouseInTheShires, How To Teach Our Children Kindness which is all the more valuable as it is written from the perspective of both a teacher and a parent. There are some wise words indeed shared here so if you missed it please pop over for a read.

Now on to this week's linky, the rules are below for those who are new to our linky and those who may need a reminder.  The most important is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy.
  • Link up one post, old or new (sponsored and review posts are welcome but not other linky's please) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @nickykentisbeer
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond 
  • Share any posts that you love, we are all about sharing!

What we will do for you:

  • All three of us will comment on your post and share it on Twitter.
  • Your post will be pinned to the #TweensTeensBeyond Linky Pinterest Board
  • Each week, we will select our favourite post which will be featured on all of our sites and shared on Social Media
  • By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list.  (You can request to be removed at any time!)

 

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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #11

Tweens, Teens & Beyond has passed its first double figure milestone and reflecting over the last 10 weeks we are so delighted with the support we have received so far, but more importantly with the loyal community that has grown with the linky....please. do keep coming back because we couldn't do this without you.

When we first started on this journey together, we all agreed we wanted to create an environment for parents with children beyond the baby and toddler stage ie 10+, where everyone could share their stories and experiences about the secondary years of parenting.

As well as that it was important for Sharon, Nicky and I to have a forum for those lifestyle issues beyond parenting that arise as we embrace mid-life and it has been lovely to read stories about menopause, fitness, gardening, expat life and rediscovering our youth, because we all have a life outside of our children, even if sometimes it is difficult to remember those moments.  Please keep those stories coming.

Together, the three of us are constantly looking at ways of improving the linky to keep it interesting.  Feel free to make any suggestions to any of us as they arise.  We are all ears if it is for the greater good of the linky.  We are also more than happy to give a shout out for any events on your behalf providing they are in keeping with the linky content

An important factor for us in running our linky, however, is ensuring everyone receives support outside of the hosts and that all boils down to comments. We all know that unless we receive the love and support of comments on our posts then we lose interest.

To keep our linky alive PLEASE can we ask that as we pass this milestone and head for the next, you remember to comment even if it means popping back later.

Our featured post from last time is Karen from The Next Best Thing To Mummy talking about how her previous role as a child-minder benefited her own children.  You can read the post here.  Karen is a mother, step-mother and grandparent that had to give up her child-minding role following a stroke.  She is a regular here at the linky and if you have read some of Karen’s posts, you will see that she is a bit of a trooper.

Now onto this week's linky, here is a reminder of the rules and we look forward to reading your posts.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy.
  • Link up one post, old or new (sponsored and review posts are welcome but not other linky's please) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @nickykentisbeer
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond 
  • Share any posts that you love, we are all about sharing!

What we will do for you:

  • All three of us will comment on your post and share it on Twitter.
  • Your post will be pinned to the #TweensTeensBeyond Linky Pinterest Board
  • Each week, we will select our favourite post which will be featured on all of our sites and shared on Social Media
  • By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list.  (You can request to be removed at any time!)

 

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