Tweens, Teens & Beyond #24

It's Tuesday which can only mean one thing - it is time for yet another week of Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and fellow bloggers, Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three of Us.

I hope that everyone has had a happy and productive week.  My eldest teen was home from University for the weekend.  I am not quite sure what I was expecting after four weeks of not seeing him, but thinner wasn't one of them bizarrely, after all he is in catered accommodation.  Needless to say I spent the weekend fussing like an old mother hen and force feeding him at every opportunity.  As my husband says I wouldn't be happy unless I was worrying about one of my teens for some reason or another!

It is difficult to always find time to join link-ups so it was great to see some of our old linkers return last week Sharon at Everyone's Buck Stops Here and Janet at Falcondale Life. With another varied and creative selection of posts nominating a favourite was tough but we would like to give a special shout out this week to Shailaja from Diary of A Doting Mum with her post on the Power of Silence.  I am sure as parents this is one that we will all identify with as Shailaja talks about overcoming our instinct to nag our children to get on with their studies and to use the power of silence to communicate a point. I have to confess I find this a tough one to implement but sometimes less is more!  Do pop over and take a read.

Now onto this week.

Please take some time to read the rules below before linking and please remember the golden rule of blogging is to share the linky love and remember to comment.  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 by copying the code and adding it into the text version of your post - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy or tweet one of us.
  • 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!)

 

Mother of Teenagers

 

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow:

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #23

Good morning, it's that time of the week again when Sharon, Nicky and I look forward to your posts about all things Tween, Teen & Young Adult related plus those bits that apply to us as the adults behind those years.

Our favourite post from last week was from Oscar at Oscar's Reviews.  Oscar is a 12 year old who is an Autism sufferer.  We have always enjoyed Oscar's posts here on the linky and this post was no exception.  Oscar shared a video giving his perspective on Autism and how it affects him.  You can read 12 Year Old Autistic Boy Describes his Condition here.

We found this post truly remarkable, not only because we get to meet the young man behind Oscar's Reviews but also for the way in which he raises awareness of Autism through his words.  Truly inspirational and a must read for all of us.  Thank you Oscar, you are a very worthy winner.  If you didn't take a read last week please do pop back and give him a thumbs up.

Now onto this week.

Please take some time to read the rules below before linking and please remember the golden rule of blogging is to share the linky love and remember to comment.  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 by copying the code and adding it into the text version of your post - if you need help read this Linky Guide from Becky at Cuddle Fairy or tweet one of us.
  • 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!)

 

 

Mother of Teenagers

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow:

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #22

Hello, I am now firmly back on British soil and glad to be hosting another week of Tweens, Teens & Beyond with my co-hosts Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three Of Us.

We are always delighted that so many of you take the time to drop by and share your posts. We have a die-hard set of loyal UK linkers who have been with us since the early days as well as many others around the blogging globe and we are all very grateful for your continued support.  It is always nice too to welcome more new linkers each week.  Please do keep spreading the word and help us to grow the community some more.

Our shout out post from last week goes to Not Just Another Mum and her post on safety in London.  As a Londoner I like many others feel the need to continue life as normal in the wake of all the atrocities but I would be lying if I said that with teenagers travelling around the city on a daily basis I don't worry.  I do but we cannot bring up our children in an environment of fear.  Do pop over, have a read and share the love if you haven't already.

Now onto this week.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Copy the badge HTML code and add it into the text version of your post to display it on the post you are linking up or your side bar.
  • 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 ie Tweens and Teens or lifestyle topics.
  • 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!

Mother of <a  href= Teenagers" />

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow:

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #21

Good morning gorgeous linkers! Thank you for joining us for another week of Tweens, Teens & Beyond.  I hope you have all had a glorious week.  I am writing this from Paris, where I have enjoyed a few days courtesy of a gorgeous friend to mark my 50th year.

The weather has been glorious so we have soaked up the sun in the parks and indulged in a lot of alfresco dining.  We have visited the totally fabulous Dior exhibition as well as that of Irving Penn the Vogue photographer, both of which seemed apt ahead of Fashion Week and of course no girly trip to Paris would be complete without a spot of shopping along Avenue Montaigne.  The credit card has certainly taken a bit of a battering.

We had some really interesting posts last week and as always it was difficult to nominate a favourite but we would like to give a shout out to a new Tweens, Teens, Beyond linker Celine at Bell From Bow on the demise of snogging.

Reading it in the romantic capital of the world away from my husband, it certainly made me smile.  I love Celine's fresh writing style and it comes as no surprise to me that she has been nominated for an award at the BiB's this weekend.  If you didn't read it the first time around do pop back and take a look.

Now onto this week.

Linky Rules

Please could you:

  • Grab the badge below and add it to the bottom of your post or your side bar or link back to the host.
  • 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 ie Tweens and Teens or lifestyle topics.
  • 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!

 

Mother of Teenagers

 

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow:

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #20

Good Morning and welcome back to another week of linky Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and fellow bloggers Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three Of Us.

I hope you have all settled back into some form of normality after the holidays.  Our household is now minus a teenager, well for 32 weeks of the year anyway, as our eldest left for university this weekend.  The drive was long and the motorway rammed with cars stuffed with teary parents and lots of bags.  48 hours later and so far so good.  He is having a ball and we are getting used to it just being the three of us, unless my youngest does manage to persuade us to finally get her a pet that is.

It was good to see some familiar faces linking last week and to see repeat visits from some relative newcomers.  Our favourite post of last week was the one from Kelly at Daydreams of a Mum.  Kelly has shared her thoughts with us over the last few months of link-ups about how it feels when the kids are growing up and away from you.  It can be a bit daunting to say the least but Kelly has cracked on and up and 'found herself' in a theatre in Edinburgh.  It turns out she was there all along!  It's a great post so if you missed it, do pop over for a read.

Please take some time to read the rules below before linking and please remember the golden rule of blogging is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

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!)

Mother of <a  href= Teenagers" />

 

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow:

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #19

Good morning.  I hope everyone is well and that for those of you with tweens starting secondary school everything went smoothly last week.   I am knee deep in University preparation and like many others will be clogging up the motorways on Sunday with a car rammed full of our eldest teenager's belongings.  As the moment draws closer I am sure there won't be a dry eye in our house on Sunday.

Anyway, back to the linky.  Congratulations to Suzanne at Chicken Ruby with her post on the challenges of finding suitable stimulating toys for her step daughter with special needs.  Please do pop over and take a read, it really does put the minutiae of our daily challenges in perspective.

Please take some time to read the rules below if you are new to our linky or if you just need a reminder after the break.  The most important thing is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

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!)

Mother of Teenagers

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow:

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #18

Good Morning, I hope you all had a fabulous summer holiday and welcome back to 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 Tweens, Teens & Beyond Summer Holiday Read attracted yet more new linkers to our community which was fabulous and we hope you will join us again.

School is back and normal service has now resumed and the rules are below for those who are new to our linky and those who may need a reminder after the break.  The most important is to share the linky love and remember to comment.

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!)

Mother of Teenagers

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow:

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!

Mother of Teenagers

 Loading InLinkz ...

Follow: