• The Key To Surviving Life With Tweens: Pick Your Battles

    5 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I have a tween. I mistakenly thought that because he was homeschooled , he wouldn't act like a little snot, backtalk, or do all the weird things that tweens do. I was, of course, completely wrong, and you can laugh at me. When the tweenishness started, I picked at everything. But I'm learning slowly. There are bigger battles. I need to be strategic. I'm like a general. I don't need to win the battle. I need to win the war: to raise a happy, healthy, whole human.
    Many things do not factor into this.
    My tween's overall life choices are not affected by his decision to wear the same shirt...
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