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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Tweens, Teens & Beyond #10

Welcome to Week 10 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.

It is a solemn day with the tragic news of the horrific incident in Manchester and like everyone else my thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost a loved one or are still waiting for news, as well as those who are injured.

Our favourite link from last week was Suzanne from Chickenruby with her very pertinent post on social media and whether we as parents are actually setting a good example to our young Tweens and Teens with our own use of social media. I am sure we have all asked ourselves that question many a time.

This week the linky is open as usual until Thursday 25 May at midnight and then it will close for the half-term period, re-opening on Tuesday 6 June at 10.00am.

Now on to the less exciting but nonetheless important part of the linky - the rules - PLEASE give them a read before you head off to link up and as always 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) 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 - it is only polite after all!
  • 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 #9

Good Morning and welcome to Week 9 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 to everyone who linked up last week, there are some who have been with us since the beginning which is lovely and again we were lucky enough to welcome some new and seasoned bloggers to our tribe, including the brilliant Prabs at Absolutely Prabulous with her very funny report on the eyebrow craze sweeping the country.

Our favourite link from last week was from Cheryl at Time To Craft.  Cheryl's blog is full of fabulous craft features and includes a series of Dear Daughter letters, each one written as she completes a square for a quilt which she will eventually hand to her daughter.  Genius!  Cheryl's post last week was on Logistics in relation to parents evening.  If, like me you have become used to running a one minute mile between appointments at parents evening this post will certainly make you smile and nod in unison.

Now on to the less exciting but nonetheless important part of the linky - the rules - PLEASE give them a read before you head off to link up and as always 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) 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 - it is only polite after all!
  • 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 #8

It's Tuesday and time for Week 8 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.

We were treated to some great posts last week, some funny, some sad, some reflective but all entertaining and interesting in their own way, proving that there is never a dull moment with a Tween or Teen in the house and always a story to share.

Our favourite link from last week was from Natalie at Hello Cuppies.  Natalie runs a bespoke cake company and set up her blog initially to share her love of baking.  This expanded over the years to include posts on parenting and her passion for travel and in her post last week Croatia Holiday - Mum and Son Time - Part Two  Natalie shared details of their trip to Mostar, Bosnia whilst holidaying in Croatia.

This post resonated with me as a dear friend from University and her family were deeply affected by the war two decades ago and also it reminded me of how important is to try and seize some moments with your child on a one-to-one basis away from the family environment.  If you missed the post please take a read.

Now on to the less exciting but nonetheless important part of the linky - the rules - PLEASE give them a read before you head off to link up and as always 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) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @NotJustThe3OfUs
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond - it is only polite after all!
  • 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 #7

Hello and welcome back to Week 7 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.

Yet again last week we had some new linkers join our community which was wonderful and were encouraged to see those who have been with us from the start are continuing to come back for more.  We are all really grateful for the continued support and hope you are all enjoying reading the posts as much as we are.

Our favourite link from last week was from Jeremy at Thirsty Daddy.  Jeremy is a regular linker with Tweens, Teens & Beyond and his post last week "Check Yes or No" touched on the issue of popularity for our teenagers today and particularly how their likeability is far more visible as a result of their social media profiles.  Popularity is all relative but there is no denying that the social media world our teenagers inhabit exposes them to more scrutiny than was true of our own generation.

Now on to the less exciting but nonetheless important part of the linky - the rules - PLEASE give them a read before you head off to link up 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) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @NotJustThe3OfUs
  • Comment on the hosts' posts and AT LEAST one other of your choice using the linky hashtag #TweensTeensBeyond - it is only polite after all!
  • 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 #6

Hello and welcome back to another week 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.

I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break and benefited from a digital detox - I know I certainly did.

The linky was open for an extended period over the holiday and it was lovely to see some of our regulars link up and to welcome some more new linkers to our community.  We are really grateful for all the continued support and hope you are all enjoying reading the posts as much as we are.

Our favourite link from last week was from Kelly at Daydreams Of A Mum with her post Dear Kids : I Got It Wrong.  Well done Kelly!  Kelly is a single mum of 4 and always writes with such passion.  If you haven't popped over to her blog before then please do pay her a visit, you won't regret it.

Now on to the less exciting but nonetheless important part of the linky - the rules - PLEASE give them a read before you head off into linky la la land and we look forward to reading your posts.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  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) that relate to children over the age of 10 years (Tweens, Teens or young adult children) and midlife.
  • Tweet us @motherofteensuk, @DrSharonParry1 and @NotJustThe3OfUs
  • 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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