Tweens & Teens

How to Plan Amazing Summer Activities Without Losing Your Mind

How to Plan Amazing Summer Activities Without Losing Your Mind

Understanding tweens and teens can be really tough! Showing them that you understand can be even harder! www.themidlifemamas.com

One Powerful Way to Show Your Teen You Understand

Understanding our body's sensory signals is a key skill that every parent needs to help their children learn. Here's a great "how to" to get you understanding your sensory signals and your child's! www.spoilmyfamily.com

The One Little-Known Skill Every Child Needs To Learn

Teaching water safety to kids can truly be the difference between life and death. This summer, parents everywhere will be searching for pools nearby for fun games and activities for their children. But we all need to make sure that children learn this one thing before they are encouraged or forced to learn to swim. It's all about safety! #watersafety #swim #learntoswim www.themidlifemamas.com

10 Ways To Get Children Used to the Water

I loved this easy response to children when they are complaining that 'It's Not Fair!" www.themidlifemamas.com

The Perfect Response to "It’s Not Fair!"

I love having a list of great books right at my fingertips! This is a great summer reading list for my boys between the ages of 8-12! www.themidlifemamas.com

25 Enthralling Summer Books for Boys 8-12

I love my strong willed child. But raising, teaching, and otherwise parenting a strong willed child can pose some, a-hem...shall we say...challenges. I love this tip for responding to the strong emotions of your child! It worked for us!! #strongwilledchild #strongwilled #parenting #parentingtips www.themidlifemamas.com

How to Respond Perfectly to The Intense Emotions of Your Strong Willed Child

Acts of kindness can be difficult for sensitive children and here are some sure fire ways to help them get through it. They already have both kindness and empathy - they just need to learn the skills to not be overwhelmed by them! This is a great act of kindness for the whole family! www.themidlifemamas.com

One Marvelous Reason Sweet Kids May Struggle With Kind Acts

What do you do when the bedtime routine isn't working? When we were in a "down," this simple hack did the trick! www.themidlifemamas.com

What to Do When Your Bedtime Routine Isn’t Working Anymore