Lip Gloss to Lotions - Teaching Your Tween About Healthy Products via Tweenhood

Lip Gloss to Lotions – Teaching Your Tween About Healthy Products

Tweens and teens have officially taken over my house.  My 3 daughters are now aged 9, 11 and 13 and I have noticed that ever so slowly, the play makeup in our house is being replaced by real lip gloss, requests for deodorant and mascara.  Actually my oldest daughter stole my mascara to use it secretly but this mama knows when lashes look more … [Continue Reading]

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Why You Need a Family Device Contract

When you get a new job, you sign a contract. When you rent or buy a house, you sign a contract. In fact, any time two or more parties enter into an agreement with a lot of rules, it seems like a good idea to have a contract so that everyone is on the same page. Why not then create a contract for you, your tween and their digital … [Continue Reading]

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Dr. Martens Launching Limited Edition Adventure Time Boots

Dr. Martens will soon be launching limited edition boots based on the main characters of the animated show Adventure Time. The popular Cartoon Network show revolves around the adventures of a boy named Finn and his shape shifting dog Jake in the mythical Land of Ooo. The limited edition Adventure Time boots will be available starting March … [Continue Reading]

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TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace a Tech Playground for Tweens

There's always an excitement that builds as you step foot into TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace. It's like a tween's dream recreation room, with exhibits engaging visitors in the best gaming, robotics and apps all in an hands-on, interactive environment. To add to the excitement, many of the exhibits are making its North American or World Premiere at … [Continue Reading]

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Upcoming Events for Tweens at Glama Gal Tween Spa

Between homework and extra curricular activities, kids today are over-scheduled more than ever. And don't think for one second that just because they're kids, that they can't feel overwhelmed, frustrated or stressed. That's why kids too, need to unwind and have fun, without the pressure of getting that A+ or scoring the game winning goal. That's … [Continue Reading]

5 easy Easter treats your kids will love!

5 Easy Easter Treats Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Looking for ideas for some yummy Easter treats this year? You can't go wrong with any of these easy Easter treats recipes. Your kids will love them - and so will you. They're all super easy to make, so be sure to get your kids to help you. Better yet, tweens can make them themselves... Just be sure they save you some! … [Continue Reading]

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Why-you-need-a-family-device-contract

Why You Need a Family Device Contract

When you get a new job, you sign a contract. When you rent or buy a house, you sign a contract. In fact, any time two or more parties enter into an agreement with a lot of rules, it seems like a good idea to have a contract so that everyone is on the same page. Why not then create a contract for you, your tween and their digital … [Continue Reading]

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5 Easy Easter Treats Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Looking for ideas for some yummy Easter treats this year? You can't go wrong with any of these easy Easter treats recipes. Your kids will love them - and so will you. They're all super easy to … [Continue Reading]

Why You Need a Family Device Contract

When you get a new job, you sign a contract. When you rent or buy a house, you sign a contract. In fact, any time two or more parties enter into an agreement with a lot of rules, it seems like a good … [Continue Reading]

Fun for Tweens at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival April 7-19

You're probably familiar with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that takes place in Toronto every September. With hundreds of international films, world premieres, galas and parties - not … [Continue Reading]

Lip Gloss to Lotions – Teaching Your Tween About Healthy Products

Tweens and teens have officially taken over my house.  My 3 daughters are now aged 9, 11 and 13 and I have noticed that ever so slowly, the play makeup in our house is being replaced by real lip … [Continue Reading]

When Making Friends Hurts Someone Else

Girls, especially tweens and teens, feel a great sense of comfort knowing that they are part of a group of friends. As parents, we also sleep better knowing that our sweet angel has friends around … [Continue Reading]

TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace a Tech Playground for Tweens

There's always an excitement that builds as you step foot into TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace. It's like a tween's dream recreation room, with exhibits engaging visitors in the best gaming, robotics and apps … [Continue Reading]

Quebec is a Teen & Tween’s Winter Paradise

It’s been a long, cold winter, and March has you dreaming of spring.  Spring’s not here yet, though, and what better way to delete the winter blues than a last blast of winter fun? Living in … [Continue Reading]

Review: Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser for Sensitive Skin #GarnierSensitive

As someone who works from home, I tend not to wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis. Part of the reason for this is because there's really not anyone to impress most days, but it's also partly because … [Continue Reading]

35 Activities to Do with Tweens during March Break in Toronto

There's no excuse for boredom this March Break. Here's our list of 35 fun things to do with tweens this March Break in and around the Toronto area. The tween dream rec room would look like TIFF's … [Continue Reading]

Fun Digital Projects and Creative Apps for Tweens

Tweens are all too familiar with smart devices, as they spend a lot of their time on Instagram, Snapchat, FaceTime, texting and gaming. They understand the power of an image, they love to use filters, … [Continue Reading]

School Aged Children Left Home Alone Not Illegal in Canada

A Canadian judge ruled on February 20, 2015 that a Manitoba mother was found not guilty for leaving her six-year-old child at home unattended while she ran errands for 90 minutes. Leaving a six year … [Continue Reading]

Fun Washi Tape Easter Crafts

Remember when your kids were younger and every holiday meant they would make some cute craft at school and bring it home for you? Do you ever miss those days? Well, tweens may be too old to make a … [Continue Reading]

Unique March Break Camps for Tweens in Toronto and the GTA

March Break will soon be upon us. Have you made any plans yet? If you don't have plans to leave town, check out these unique March Break camps for tweens in Toronto and the GTA. There's something for … [Continue Reading]

Dr. Martens Launching Limited Edition Adventure Time Boots

Dr. Martens will soon be launching limited edition boots based on the main characters of the animated show Adventure Time. The popular Cartoon Network show revolves around the adventures of a boy … [Continue Reading]

Tweens & Early Adolescents Parenting Workshop with Alyson Schafer

Parenting Tweens - A Whole New World Didn't it feel like yesterday that we were holding our newborn child and right before our eyes, that infant is now 10 going on 19. The middle school years creep … [Continue Reading]

Sweeping Changes to Ontario’s Sex Education Curriculum

Ontario’s 1998 sex education curriculum was desperately out of date and yesterday it got a much needed update from Premier Kathleen Wynne. The revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum speaks … [Continue Reading]

March Break Fun for Tweens at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto

TIFF Bell Lightbox is the place to for tweens to be this March! From the return of the award-winning innovative exhibition, digiPlaySpace, to the rare opportunity to see some of the most beloved Walt … [Continue Reading]

The Next Step’s Thalia Busy with Season 3, New App

Taveeta Szymanowicz plays contemporary dancer Thalia on the hit Family Channel show The Next Step. She began dancing at the ripe old age of 5 and started competitive training at just 9 years old. How … [Continue Reading]

The Next Step Dance Academy App Review

Dance with Your Favourite A Troupe Dancer The hit show The Next Step is just about the biggest thing on television today for tweens. The show follows the lives of a group of elite dancers at the Next … [Continue Reading]

Have You Googled Your Child?

There is a saying… “What happens on Google stays on Google”. If you post something then quickly regret or think twice about it, that post will still be there and you can guarantee that someone has … [Continue Reading]