Bringing up Tweens

Bringing up Tweens

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The twins are officially in their tweens now – that rather ambiguous age from 9 to 12 when they’re beginning to think of themselves as all grown up’ while we parents are still struggling to get used to them being ‘no longer babies’.

It’s worse, if that’s possible, for twins of different genders because this is the time when gender stereotyping takes over more than ever and their differences become even more pronounced.

The boys become more boyish with the painful ‘I hate girls’ phase at it’s peak before the decline begins when the teens set in. And no thank you I’d much rather not think what that’s going to be like.

As for the girls, well they become girly, annoyingly so – dressing and preening till the mirror throws up it’s hands in frustration.

If you’re looking for some help with your tween do check out my debut piece at Parentous and don’t forget to share your own dos and don’ts. I can always do with more help.

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10 Replies to “Bringing up Tweens”

  1. Ha ha – annoyingly girly πŸ˜€ I so get that bit wat with a niece of that age.

    BTW how is the dynamics between siblings – with his "hating the girls" pahse and her acting all girly?

  2. Oh yes, dear Tulika. Been there done that – with both a boy and a girl… They are "kids" when it benefits them, and all of a sudden they "are too old for that, mum" Hahahah – charming times, my friend. Lots of love to you and your family

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