A Glimpse

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One of my favorite people in the whole world & dearest friends (hi, Heather!) and her husband adopted a 10 year old this past June. K is now 11 and one of the fiercest, fashionable kids around.

I don’t know many (any?) tweens, but  Heather and I talk daily online, so I get a glimpse into life with one.

And I’m scared.

Every parent knows about the big things to be worried about- drugs, sex, bullying. But I never thought about the little things. Like can you trust your kids to purchase a healthy lunch at school instead of gorging on pizza and ice cream? What about punishment- how do you punish your tween? And how do you reward them for good behavior? Where do you draw the line on clothing- sure it’s modest, but it isn’t weather appropriate or doesn’t fit or match.  When does your kid get a cell phone?

Give me temper tantrums & pre-school politics any day!

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About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. I've somehow morphed into a crazy sports mom, a skier and someone who lifts weights. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living!

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