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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Good Morning and welcome back to the fifth 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.

The Easter Holidays are here and with it the usual excessive chocolate eating and in some cases, exam revision.  Yes the exam season is just around the corner so if you are parent to a revising teen over Easter, Good Luck and Stay Calm!

Our linky community is going from strength to strength with new bloggers joining us each week and last week was no exception with new to us linkers Em Linthorpe, Edie's Eden and Raising My Autistic Son.  Welcome to you all.

Our favourite link from last week was Midlife Drama In Pyjamas, with her truly hilarious post "You Want Me To Pee In That?" .  The title speaks for itself really - do take a read if you haven't already.

With the Easter Holidays upon us we will be extending this fifth linky from 4th - 20th April to allow time for everyone to link up and comment at their leisure over the holiday period and we will be back with a new linky on Tuesday 25th April.   In the meantime HAPPY EASTER.

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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Well as if on cue the sun shone all weekend as we all celebrated our roles as mothers and paid tribute to our own.  My teens did not disappoint and were on their best behaviour all weekend, making a particularly special effort at the obligatory Mother's Day Lunch on Sunday with teen tales littered with language that their grandparents just did not understand.

Welcome back to the fourth 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.

Last week's link-up attracted even more new linkers and again we were spoilt with a range of fantastic posts.  It was particularly lovely to read so many tributes to our teenagers, celebrating the good parts to parenting in the secondary stage as well as meeting a few of them too, I look forward to hearing more about them in the future.

The top post award this week, however, goes to new girl on the block Susie aka Mrs S.H.I.T at So Happy In Town with her hilarious Top Tips For Your First Family Ski Holiday if you missed it do pop over, have a read and give it some love.  Even if you don't ski I challenge you not to smile!  Well done Susie!

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

The linky opens at 10am every Tuesday and closes at midnight on Thursday.

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 and 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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The Spring Equinox has been and gone and I hope we can now look forward to some serious days of sunshine and long balmy evenings as we move into the third week of linky Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Sharon from After The Playground and Nicky from Not Just The Three Of Us.

When we first started bouncing ideas around for this linky we were hopeful that it would help to identify some new bloggers, but we have been delighted by just how many have been encouraged to join us in the first two weeks and hope in time our community will grow some more.  This linky is open to all proud owners of Tweens & Teens as well as non-parents with a story to tell of their own - because we all have at least one - so please don't be shy - link up and join in.

Last week's posts were all fantastic and interestingly there was a common theme running through many about our teens growing up and moving on in the world and the simultaneous pride and sorrow of that moment. It really was tough to pick just one but we all agreed on  Nigel at DIY Daddy and his post Oh No! A Text I Never Wanted To Read.  Nigel has previous experience of saying "farewell" to one of his older daughters when she moved to university, but despite this he is now facing the agony of having to go through it again with his eldest as she plans a move to Australia.

A clearly devoted father, Nigel has always encouraged his daughter to reach for the stars and make her dreams come true yet, it still doesn't make the harsh reality of that moment of parting any easier to bear.  This is a real tear-jerker of a tale and a wonderful insight into the bond between Nigel and his girls.  Please take a read if you haven't already.

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

The linky opens at 10am every Tuesday and closes at midnight on Thursday.

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar.
  • 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 and 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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Welcome to the second linky of Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Sharon from After The Playground and Nicky from Not Just The Three Of Us.

We were so delighted by the support we received from the blogging community in the lead up to and during our launch last week and were particularly pleased by the number of link-ups, including some from bloggers we had not discovered before, so all round it was a great start to our Tweens, Teens & Beyond community.

The best bit of linky's of course is reading the posts and we loved each and every one of your posts and the fact that there were so many different stories to be told on the challenges and the funny bits of parenting Tweens & Teens, as well as top tips for good books to read, fossil hunting and choosing GCSE's.  It was also great to have some fabulous "Beyond" posts too - I for one was especially interested in the Slendertone review from Laurie and will be popping that on my wishlist.

There can, however, only be one winner and this week we have chosen the post from Kathryn Mayer - American Girl Doll vs. Victoria Secret Angel: the battle for daughter dollars.  Do pop back and have a look if you missed it in the link up.  Kathryn's post talks about mixed marketing messages and their appropriateness.  Kathryn very cleverly relates this to our young girls growing up and the confusion they face.  On the one hand they cannot wait to be wearing bras and make-up and on the other they are still playing with their dolls.  It made us smile.  You can check out Kathryn's blog here

May we please remind you of the rules below regarding linking up, commenting, using our badge and most importantly sharing the linky love.  We look forward to reading your posts.

Linky Rules

The linky opens at 10am every Tuesday and closes at midnight on Thursday.

Please could you:

  • Grab the Tweens,Teens & Beyond  badge and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar.
  • 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 and 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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