Are you a parent to a tween, a teen or a young adult? Do you have a story to tell about one or even an opinion to express on our tweens and teens today? Are you a parent facing midlife or have you been through the crisis point and have some pearls of wisdom you would like to share?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions then Sharon at After The Playground, Nicky at Not Just The Three of Us and I would love to hear from you next week at the launch of our new Linky called Tweens, Teens & Beyond (#TweensTeensBeyond).
I started my blog nearly a year ago as my youngest made the transition from a tween to a teen and my eldest prepared to enter his last year at school. As we all know parenting is not a perfect science and whilst we have all been teenagers, parenting one is a totally different ballgame. There are many highs, some lows and lots of learning points along the way and as with the early years we all seek advice at some point on the journey.
Equally I have found that as my teens lives are changing so is mine as I embrace being 50 and all this fabulous fifth decade has to offer with the same enthusiasm as the last four. Of course there will be a need to make some minor amendments along the way, but change is always good.
As well as turning to friends and family for advice, I love reading other bloggers' experiences, opinions and thoughts about this next fascinating and sometimes challenging stage of parenting as well as those giving best advice about facing the changes of midlife.
Sharon, Nicky and I are all at a similar stage in our parenting and personal journey and it was this that drew us together and provided the germ of the idea behind Tweens, Teens & Beyond. This is a first linky for all three of us and over the last few weeks we have had our fair share of challenges as we have tried to pull this all together.
We all love participating in linkys and in preparing for the launch we are all hugely grateful for the behind-the-scenes advice we have received from some dear blogger friends along the way and a special shout out from me goes to Catie at Diary Of An Imperfect Mum who was very sweetly replying to my pleas for help on her son's 8th birthday. That is what I call support! Also thank you to all the lovely linky hosts who have agreed to us spreading the word via their link-ups.
We would love it if you can join us next week with a post about Tweens & Teens or one that looks beyond that stage, whether it is personal to you or not, a comment piece or even a reminiscence. Our intention is for this linky to be as inclusive as possible and an area where we can support and learn from each other and hopefully it will also provide a useful reference point for those approaching the end of the primary years.
The linky will launch on Tuesday 7th March at 10.00 and run weekly thereafter.
Full details of the linky and its rules will be posted on 7th March.
If this sounds like something you would like to be part of and you would like us to tweet you a reminder about the launch please do leave your twitter handle in the comments below.
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We look forward to hearing from you next week.