How do you discipline your tween?

A tween is the shortened version of the word “tween-ager” which is typically children between the ages of 10-14. Sadly my little baby girl falls within that age and if you have been following my blog for a while you would know I’ve written about the struggles that come with this phase quite extensively. Ranging from becoming a girl and THE TALK, to back chatting, attitudes and eye rolls, homework issues and now how to discipline a tween. Can you tell this stage is a little difficult for me to accept yet?

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Is it okay to lie to your kids?

Not too long ago, I flipped out because my daughter kept something from me, something I felt I should know. (I wrote about it here.) I later thought about how I am constantly trying to teach my child “life lessons” by example, like learning how to love the skin you are in. Mostly I feel pretty strongly about it in most instances, but when confronted with whether I lie to my kids, I wasn’t as confident about the answer. Which brings me to my next question – is it okay to lie to your kids?

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Reader’s Choice – Top 5 posts on In the Meantime!

I can barely believe it, but I have been blogging for over a year. My blog birthday passed in February completely unnoticed by anyone, including me! When I started out this was really a space for me to express my thoughts, struggles and challenges with life. Life as a working full time wife, mother and person, it has since grown to a place for like-minded mom to find safety in the words “me too”. I’m honest, and my readers as it turns out love those posts the most! So this is a little reminiscent recap on where I’ve come from and my top 5 posts thus far!

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Oh why hello Toddler Tantrums!

We have seen the odd ugly little “tantrum” at home where it’s safe to leave your child to scream, like an abused lunatic. I’ve even gone as far as to giggle at Daniel’s dramatic scenes at home, in my safe, calm space. But wow, when it happened to me this weekend at church… Safe, calm, composed and “ignore him” were the absolute last, adjectives that came to mind. In fact, I was so overwhelmed myself, that I too, threw a little tantrum. I lost my shit i.e. an adult tantrums.

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First Stories: Pinocchio – Push, Pull, Slide {Children’s Book Review}

Reading to toddlers can be challenging. As much as Daniel loves to read, I like to think he gets this from mimicking his reader parents. Often him asking us to read his favourite books, include him starting us on his favourite pages and showing us all the interesting pictures on the page. In-between which sometimes before we can finish reading the page he’s ready to move on. Last week we received some lovely additions to our growing library, which included First Stories: Pinocchio.

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