Mirror, Mirror

Jen Holman Tweens & Teens

My pre-teen daughter has just begun to experiment with make-up. I watch with slight dismay.

Dear Preteen Ballerina

Elizabeth Small Tweens & Teens

I need you Preteen Ballerina, to keep dancing. I need you to show my daughters that a ballerina can be curvy, strong and imperfect. I need you to help me change things.

I Can Do Hard Things

Tammi Salas Tweens & Teens

And that’s when everything clicked for me up there on that snow-covered beast of a mountain and I realized – Hey, you know what? I can do hard things.

Away From Me

Maureen Stiles Tweens & Teens

The first day of his last year in high school. The first of many lasts is my immediate future. He jumped up ready to tackle it, even if I wasn’t.

The Art of Parental Embarrassment

Joy Riggs Tweens & Teens

Someone let out a giggle, and that started it—we all began to laugh. All of us except Steve, who was still searching the wall in vain for this mysterious “other painting.”

From Teenager To Kid Again

Lauren ONeill Tweens & Teens

My son is back. The one I understand. The one who wants to be around me, wants me to know about everything going on in his life. I know he might not walk through the door tomorrow, but I’ll spend as much time with him as I can, today.