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Why a Sports Bra May Be a Girl’s Best First Bra

Research shows that girls are entering puberty, marked by breast development, significantly earlier than 15 years ago. Today, more than 20% of girls in grade 3 have started to develop breasts, and many begin as young as age 7 or 8. Of course, many other girls don’t begin until they become teenagers. Regardless of when they first need a bra, … [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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VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is Wearable Tech for Kids

With the current trend on wearable technology, the smartwatch is the latest accessory to get some tech love. But the trend is not just for adults. Kids are just as caught up (if not more) with their electronics as their parents, which is why VTech has recently introduced the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch, a durable watch that also features a built-in … [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]

vtech kidizoom smartwatch

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is Wearable Tech for Kids

With the current trend on wearable technology, the smartwatch is the latest accessory to get some tech love. But the trend is not just for adults. Kids are just as caught up (if not more) with their electronics as their parents, which is why VTech has recently introduced the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch, a durable watch that also features a built-in … [Continue Reading]

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Our Ohio State Parks Road Trip

Our Road Trip to Ohio State Park Lodges

Recently, Wendy and I were invited on a press trip to Ohio, to experience several Ohio State Parks and their lodges. Since neither of us had ever been to Ohio before, we were happy to go and experience what Ohio has to offer families of tweens as a vacation destination. With the trip falling on the first week of school for our kids, it proved to … [Continue Reading]

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How the Ontario College of Teachers Benefits Students, Parents and Educators

There's no arguing that our children’s education is important. So much so that families will move into a particular neighbourhood just so their child can attend the nearby school. But what makes a … [Continue Reading]

Why a Sports Bra May Be a Girl’s Best First Bra

Research shows that girls are entering puberty, marked by breast development, significantly earlier than 15 years ago. Today, more than 20% of girls in grade 3 have started to develop breasts, and … [Continue Reading]

Our Road Trip to Ohio State Park Lodges

Recently, Wendy and I were invited on a press trip to Ohio, to experience several Ohio State Parks and their lodges. Since neither of us had ever been to Ohio before, we were happy to go and … [Continue Reading]

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is Wearable Tech for Kids

With the current trend on wearable technology, the smartwatch is the latest accessory to get some tech love. But the trend is not just for adults. Kids are just as caught up (if not more) with their … [Continue Reading]

Mabel’s Labels Promo for Tweenhood Readers

School is back in full swing - are your tween’s school supplies and personal effects labelled yet? I can’t tell you how many times my kids come home missing something.  Tweens are always on trend … [Continue Reading]

Our Staycation at the Toronto Renaissance Hotel During Blue Jays Summer Camp

Our son is a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan. So, there was no better way of ending the summer of 2014 then taking him to be a part of the Blue Jays Honda Super Camp at the Rogers Centre. Since we live … [Continue Reading]

2014 New Upcoming Fall Movies for Tweens

Dolphin Tale 2 (Sept. 12) The original cast from Dolphin Tale returns to helm this sequel. When Winter’s surrogate mother dies, the team hopes for another miracle as they search for a companion for … [Continue Reading]

Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Choices at Petits Chefs Academy

Like many parents, I often struggle with getting my kids to appreciate and enjoy healthy meals and foods. With so many processed foods tempting them everywhere we go, I think it's really important to … [Continue Reading]

First Day Of School Traditions

First day traditions We can breathe a sigh of relief. It's finally here -- the first day of school. This may be the only day in the school year where you don't need to drag your tween out of bed. In … [Continue Reading]

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]