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What tween wants to go on a family vacation when she could stay home and text her pals? Not to mention, avoid the sheer humiliation of being seen with her parents in public.But we asked travel experts to...Letting tweens choose a vacation itinerary that appeals to them makes everyone happier.
Dear AdviceMama, My 12-year-old wants to do things that her friends get to do, but I don't think she's old enough and she's furious ... what should I do? Signed, "Meanest Mom" Dear Mom, When it comes to contests, there's one that...We need to be our child's parent, and that often means they aren't going to like us, AdviceMama says.
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You're taking your 10-year-old daughter to the beach. Sunscreen? Check. Beach blanket? Check. Pail and shovel for building sandcastles? Check. Fake boobies? Whaaat? Want to get a head start on puberty? The folks at Abercrombie &...Abercrombie & Fitch offers padded bikini tops to help little girls keep up with the Kardashians.
Lots of little girls love dipping into their mothers' makeup bags, applying lipstick, blush and eyeshadow just like Mommy. And, although many say cosmetics are a no-no for kids, Walmart is set to premiere a new beauty line just for tweens. ...Is 8 too young for girls to wear makeup? Walmart is hoping your tween will buy its new beauty line.
Lois Lowry's "The Giver" won the Newbery Medal in 1994. Credit: Amazon As much as counting and alphabet books stand out as the choices for young readers, tales of adventurous heroes and heroines pack the reading lists for kids in...Tales of adventurous heroes and heroines pack the reading lists for kids in their tween years.
Girls, they grow up so fast. Too fast. Credit: Getty ImagesFor parents intent on keeping their little girls, well, just that -- little girls -- we hate to tell you, but tweendom is just around the corner. Translation: Your 7-year-old could be...Girls are developing breasts earlier than ever.
Monique Coleman is reaching out to teens and tweens with "GimmeMo." Credit: David Livingston, Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey may be queen when it comes to ruling the female adult audience, but Monique Coleman has her sights set on becoming the go-to...Monique Coleman wants to open the dialogue on tween and teen issues.
Teen idol Justin Bieber gets scary in a whole new way. Illustration: Christopher HealyAmerica's most popular show about collecting bodily fluid samples, "CSI," kicked off its 10th season last night with an episode guest starring Justin Bieber....No, you weren't having a nightmare, you really did see Justin Bieber on CSI last night. Trying to up your ratings via 9-year-olds, CSI?
No glove, no love (we hope). Credit: Corbis"Ain't no chaperones, this could be the night of your dreams ... We're rocking back and forth under the disco ball, we're the only ones on the floor ... Girl I promise I'll be gentle, I know we gotta...In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns pediatricians, parents and the media about the danger of sexual messages U.S. teens and children are getting from television, music, the Internet and other forms of media.
She's a lot younger than she looks. Credit: CorbisIf you're still on the fence about how you feel about attachment parenting, new research findings about early puberty in girls may send you over the edge. In a study published this week in...
Jackson Murphy, 11, may be the next Roger Ebert. Credit: Castle PhotographyAt age 11, Jackson Murphy has become one of the country's youngest movie critics. An only child from upstate New York, Murphy is known as Lights Camera Jackson and...
Girls, girls, don't you know the natural look is in? Credit: Getty ImagesBlue eyeshadow does not flatter anyone. And when it comes to applying makeup, try to put less paint on your face than Ronald McDonald or Bozo the Clown. Now off you...
It may not come as a big surprise that tweens tend to sweat the small stuff -- and the bigger stuff, too. But here's the good news: The majority of them want to talk to their folks about the things that are stressing them out. Unilever --...