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12 Things Tweens Suddenly Decide Are Uncool

Kids change fast, so your parenting strategies have to change even faster. What worked to soothe your crying baby only serves to further anger that child as a toddler, and what makes your toddler smile and giggle elicits little more than an eye roll from most school-agers.

One of the toughest times for kids to deal with are the tween years - the ages right around 10 to 12 when they're struggling not to be seen as kids, but aren't yet teens. Their hormones start surging erratically. They're surly and grumpy one day, but want to wear one of your aprons and help you mix pancake batter the next day.

How's a parent supposed to know what to expect?!?

Lord knows I'm no parenting expert, but I've learned enough to know a few things that tweens do NOT think are cool. This stuff might've made them laugh, celebrate, and leap onto your lap with a hug when they were 9-years-11-months-and-29-days old, but I can promise you the reaction won't be favorable if you try to pull this crap after their 10th birthday.

You've been warned.

12 things tweens think are uncool by Robyn Welling

So, what did I forget? Let's help each other survive the tween years - share what else we need to avoid to prevent unnecessary tween side eyes and door slamming.

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Bad Parenting Moments said...

Mom in general is my almost 8 year old's most annoying dislike.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Naturally - she's way ahead of the curve! At this rate she'll come to the realization that you knew everything, after all, when she's 14 instead of in her late twenties. Either that, or it'll just give her more time to hone her eye-rolling skills.

Black Sheep Mom said...

Cartoons (except for Sponge Bob), and toys that aren't electronic (and are expensive). Boo :(

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Yeah, why is it that all of a sudden, every "toy" they want plugs in and costs hundreds of dollars? And worse yet, why won't they stop watching Spongebob?!?

Black Sheep Mom said...

Haha! I know! Be careful, my 15 y/o found Family Guy. Not a cartoon for kids!! Lol

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

No it is NOT, though I bet plenty of kids try to argue the cartoon angle!

Margarita said...

Mom using "their slang"
Mom liking their music taste, or singing the latest teen hit
Being ignored by mom

Molly Pendragon said...

Any toy that you just bought 10000 accessories for.

rorybore said...

my oldest is 9 years old. a boy.
and he got upset last night because I was too sick to snuggle with him in his bed and read or play on his iPod with him.
his younger sisters saw that mommy had went to bed before they did and started crying.

mine are never leaving.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

A blessing - and a curse. I hope you feel better soon! For your sake, and theirs. :)

Paige Kellerman said...

When you say, "wearing underwear around the house," do you mean me or them? I'm gonna guess both.

Bay Leigg said...

Being liked by their friends. Haha. Drives my 9 yr old crazy his friends think I'm "cool" or "fun".

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I'm sure if I walked around in my underwear, the children would be shocked silent and might never recover. At least it'd be quiet!

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Oh yeah, having a popular mom is like the WORST thing that can happen to a child. Keep up the good work, mama!

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