We love this tween / teen hangout room designed by Jen from tatertotsandjello.com

Rooms We Love: Check out this Tween Hangout Room!

As tweens get older, they seem to spend a lot of time hanging out with friends. Wouldn't it be great for them to have a space of their own to do just that, other than their bedroom? Jen from Tatertots & Jello recently shared a reveal on her blog of a room she designed for her tweens/teens to hang out in and we just love it. From the comfy … [Continue Reading]

Transitioning to high school - tips for parents from guest contributor Jo-Anne Craine Tweenhood.ca

Transitioning to High School – How to Help Your Child

As if the teenage years weren’t bad enough, kids are faced with the daunting challenge of leaving an environment they know well and getting tossed into the big, scary world that is High School. When children have spent years at the same grade school, they become the biggest fish in a little pond. That’s a very comfortable and confident place to … [Continue Reading]

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Helpful Apps Tweens Can Use

School is just around the corner and the last thing the kids want to think about are homework and studying. To ease the pain (just a bit), these apps may just prove to be useful when the time comes to hunker down and hit the books. Be sure to also check out more of our back-to-school app picks.   gFlash+ Even flashcards have now gone … [Continue Reading]

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NHL Players Condition Up at Biosteel Hockey Camp

You know that the regular season of the NHL is just around the corner when the BioSteel Pro Hockey Camp comes to town. This is the 5th year of the camp, which has always attracted top NHL and junior players to 4 days of intense strength and conditioning. Being that my daughter plays competitive hockey, we were thrilled for the opportunity to attend … [Continue Reading]

Enjoy a Family Favourites movie at Cineplex theatres this summer for only $2.50. Tweenhood.ca

Enjoy Cineplex Family Favourites Movies for $2.50 this Summer

Summer is here, and families everywhere are making plans for summer activities, travel and fun. All of that summer fun can end up costing a lot of money, so we're pleased to hear that Cineplex is continuing its popular Saturday morning Family Favourites series over the summer. For only $2.50 per person, you can watch family friendly movies at … [Continue Reading]

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Discover the best cycling routes, road trips and everything in between with CAA's new Drive / Ride vacations

Family Cycling Trips Made Easy with CAA

My husband has been a bike enthusiast for the past twenty years or so. He started with mountain biking, expanded into triathlons and adventure races, and eventually he also discovered road cycling. He has a collection of bikes envied by many and goes cycling (either on the road or on the trails) as often as he can. When the kids were younger, we … [Continue Reading]

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Helpful Apps Tweens Can Use

School is just around the corner and the last thing the kids want to think about are homework and studying. To ease the pain (just a bit), these apps may just prove to be useful when the time comes to … [Continue Reading]

NHL Players Condition Up at Biosteel Hockey Camp

You know that the regular season of the NHL is just around the corner when the BioSteel Pro Hockey Camp comes to town. This is the 5th year of the camp, which has always attracted top NHL and junior … [Continue Reading]

8 Tips for Packing Healthy Lunches Kids will Love

There is nothing worse than taking the time to make and pack healthy snacks and lunches for your kids only to have then return half eaten or not eaten at all. Here are some tips on how to make your … [Continue Reading]

Rooms We Love: Check out this Tween Hangout Room!

As tweens get older, they seem to spend a lot of time hanging out with friends. Wouldn't it be great for them to have a space of their own to do just that, other than their bedroom? Jen from … [Continue Reading]

Transitioning to High School – How to Help Your Child

As if the teenage years weren’t bad enough, kids are faced with the daunting challenge of leaving an environment they know well and getting tossed into the big, scary world that is High … [Continue Reading]

Family Cycling Trips Made Easy with CAA

My husband has been a bike enthusiast for the past twenty years or so. He started with mountain biking, expanded into triathlons and adventure races, and eventually he also discovered road cycling. He … [Continue Reading]

10 DIY Washi Tape Projects for Back to School

The other day as my daughter and I were discussing back-to-school shopping, she mentioned that she had seen some DIY ideas for decorating school supplies that she wanted to try. She couldn't remember … [Continue Reading]

Healthy School Lunches Make My Tweens UNCOOL & I’m Cool With That!

I take school lunches pretty seriously. It is my kids’ second biggest meal of the day and they go to school five days in a row. Four years ago my youngest daughter entered Grade 1 and with three kids … [Continue Reading]

Must Have Locker Accessories

The first time a student gets their own locker at school is exciting. Not only is it their very own private space to store personal belongings, but it's often a central hangout spot with friends. So … [Continue Reading]

Safety Tips As Kids Head Back To School

Keeping our kids safe In a few short weeks, the ringing of school bells will signal the start of another school year.  The streets will soon be crowded with school buses, rushed parents on the roads … [Continue Reading]

Worry in Tweendom

  Recognizing the signs of worry, stress or anxiety in “tweenhood” can be difficult or considered quite simply pre-teen behaviour. My first-born exhibited signs of anxiety at the age of … [Continue Reading]

5 Things to Do Before Tweens Go Back to School

As parents and kids come to the sad (or not-so-sad) realization that the start of school is just around the corner, many will find themselves scrambling to transition from the lazy days of summer back … [Continue Reading]

Barbie Business Bursary: Calling Budding Entrepreneurs Under 18

  Do you know someone under the age of 18 who has what it takes to be one of Canada's Next Young Entrepreneurs? Mattel has launched the first-ever Barbie™ Business Bursary right here in … [Continue Reading]

Back-to-School Giveaway with Me to We, ACCO Brands and Staples

School supplies can change the world We are lucky to live in a country where education is accessible to everyone, however not every child is as fortunate. But if Me to We, ACCO Brands (Hilroy, … [Continue Reading]

Back-to-School Backpacks

The school backpack is the back-to-school accessory that tweens will be particular about. It's got to be stylish yet functional to last at minimum, to the end of the school year. Through my … [Continue Reading]

Triple Flip’s Back to School Program is a Win-Win

Do you remember that first day of school feeling? Armed with your new school supplies and wearing a carefully chosen outfit for the first day of school, you were excited to see your friends again as … [Continue Reading]

GTA Photography Camp – Fun and Learning for Tweens and Teens

To say that I was thrilled when GTA Photography Classes contacted me a couple of months ago to see if my daughter would be interested in attending one of their photography camps this summer would be … [Continue Reading]

Start the School Year off Right with 5 Organizing Strategies for Students

Back-to-School is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to take stock and get your student organized for the new school year. Here are five sure fire tips for starting off the school year on … [Continue Reading]

Pacific Northwest Road Tripping with Tweens

A visit to the Pacific coast is on our family’s list of places to visit and renting a car will be a definite must have for us so that we can savour the extraordinary beauty along the coast. There's … [Continue Reading]

Blue Jays Alumni Instruct Youth at Blue Jays Honda Super Camps

My 11-year-old son has tried many sports and activities over the years but nothing has ever captured his interest. He was fond of just about everything but didn't love anything. This summer, we signed … [Continue Reading]