I love, love, love the fact that Rosalind Wiseman reminds us that we matter to our tweens!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that when all they talk about is what their friends think — it seems that the only opinions that are those of their peers. I’m just starting down this road with my nine-year old daughter, who would jump at the chance for an outing with her besties (on most days) over some Q.T. with me. Ironically, this is the time when it’s probably most important for us to stay connected… because there are a lot more “stress-inducing moments” than ever before.
So we create opportunities to talk and stay connected but in a way that also respects their growing need to assert some independence. Tricky business, isn’t it? Thank goodness I got to be part of this conversation with Rosalind Wiseman and some other really wise moms about how to keep those lines of communication open. And thanks to Unilever and Bliss TV for pulling it all together for us.
Disclosure: this post sponsored by Bliss TV