Life with a tween is awesome/terrifying. Hold me.
Still, they will continue to need and rely on you for so much.
Watch how quickly they learn to throw shade.
Meanwhile, they’re convinced what they really need is an iPhone.
Tweens are well versed in the art of manipulation. I know, I know, all their friends have Instagram. You’re the only parent who says no. You are sure it’s a no, right?
The learning curve of parenthood is never ending.
Only you’re not. Here you are trying to help your kid navigate friendship woes and book reports — from your kitchen table.
Is it bedtime yet?
Turns out sometimes they’ll still need you to. Other times all they need is to know you’re in their corner and always will be.
“That’s not fair.”
It’s not the grownups that are freaking you out. It’s their kids — bullying, sexting and omg the language. What were parents even afraid of before social media?
You’ll juggle nostalgia and nervousness while watching as your baby careens towards adulthood.
Yeah, I got this!
They’ll remind you that the teen years are coming.
Don’t worry, we’re all the “worst mom ever.”
You promised yourself you wouldn’t be that mom. And you’re totally that mom.
All those hours of TGIF paid off — you can find a life lesson in anything.
A good joke, a tickle fight, bribery or as I like to call it — negotiation.
Because the tween years will be over before you know it.
Or cry. Ideally together.