The Best Tween Boy Clothing Brands

Our round up of tween girl clothing is one of our most popular, especially since this age can be hard to shop for. It truly is in between — they’ve outgrown most of the children clothing and brands, but they’re still too young for most of the teen or adult clothing and sizing. We’ve received […]

5 Important Life Skills to Teach Teens this Summer

There are plenty of skills teens need to know before leaving the nest. We talk a lot about manners and social skills in A Young Man’s Guide to Manners, our online course for tween and teen boys, and Etiquette Essentials for girls, but there are many other important skills to teach so they’re prepared for […]

6 Tips to Get Your Teen Reading this Summer! (Plus Summer Reading Recs!)

Slow days, relaxing vacations, and plenty of down time — summer really is the perfect time to get lost in a good book. We know it can be hard to motivate tweens and teens to read, but rest assured that it is not impossible! With the right motivation and of course a good book, you […]

6 Ways to Be More Intentional with Screen Time

This week is the last week of school for many of us here in Texas, and I for one could not be more excited! I talked about my love of the slower days and pace of summer in this past weekend’s newsletter and how it suits our family well. But, as many parents know all […]

10 Ways to Encourage Good Sibling Relationships

As a parent, you get somewhat used to hearing some of the age-old family stereotypes when it comes to siblings — brothers will fight, sisters will bicker, and so on and so on. But, what if that was the exception and not the everyday norm? As parents we can help encourage good sibling relationships by […]

Summer Camp Favorites!

Our Summer Camp Favorites Guide is here! While each camp may have their own unique packing lists, there’s a handful of items that are helpful at any camp. If your son or daughter is going to summer camp this year, be sure to browse our tried and true camp favorites as well as some fun […]

5 Ways to Help Teens Protect their Online Reputation

Our reputations precede us for better or worse, and in today’s world that includes the reputation we build for ourselves online (yes, even at an early age). Once something is out there, it’s out there forever and that can impact future jobs, colleges, and important relationships down the line. And since teens are more “in […]

Introducing: Our Tween and Teen Boys Manners Course!

Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our tween and teen boys manners course! A Young Man’s Guide to Manners is an online course that covers what it means to be an honorable young man in today’s world — what it means to live with integrity, honor, and respect while navigating school, social situations, […]

What Every Teen Who Has a Phone Needs To know: Cell Phone Safety and Etiquette

Whether they’ve had a phone for years, you “waited ‘til 8th,” or you’re still holding out for as long as you can — it’s inevitable. Most teens have phones. It’s funny how something so small carries such a big responsibility, and teenagers don’t automatically know the ins and outs of phone etiquette and safety the […]

10 Ways to Get in Quality Time with Teens

Teens and tweens are so busy these days, with social calendars, homework and extracurricular commitments. And as parents it can be hard to find ways to connect with them as they grow older and become more independent. But it’s so important that we do! Even though our influence is not as constant it was when […]

Homecoming Etiquette: 10 Things to Discuss with Your Teen Before Homecoming

If you have a high schooler, then you’re likely well aware that it’s homecoming season — and it’s likely a big topic of conversation in your household! Homecoming is such a fun time for teens and is a chance for them to make lifelong memories. It’s often the first “real” dance they attend, where they […]

Party & Cotillion Dresses for Girls!

Cotillion is often a rite of passage, especially in the South, spanning generations. It’s a coming-of-age of sorts — typically consisting of cotillion classes where children ages 10-14 learn social skills as well as traditional dances like waltzes. As cotillion season approaches, we wanted to round up party and cotillion dresses and shoes for girls […]

Prepping for Camp: Tips for Drop-Off & During Camp Week

Our summer camp series is back with our last installment — read the first post all about Tips for Sending Children to Camp here — where we chat with Carter Breazale, camp director for Alpine Camp for Boys in Alabama. Carter’s family founded Alpine Camp for Boys more than 50 years ago, and she grew […]

The Best Swimsuit Brands for Tween Girls!

Bright colors. Cute patterns. And pool-party-ready accessories. All of the adorable swimwear for tweens has us so excited for all kinds of summer fun! We know that tween girls can be hard to shop for — they’ve outgrown little girl sizes but aren’t quite ready for teen styles. To make your life easier, we’re sharing […]

Prepping for Camp: Tips for Sending Children to Camp

We’re so excited to kick off a two-part series that’s all about summer camp — and we think no matter the age of your children, and whether or not they’ve been to camp before, that you’ll find it helpful and encouraging! We spoke with Carter Breazeale, camp director for Alpine Camp for Boys in Alabama, […]

Tasteful Tween Girl Clothing Brands (Spring Edit)

We’ve heard from so many moms that our round-ups of spring clothes for boys and girls made shopping for a new season so easy, so we put together a similar round-up of cute, casual clothes for tween girls. We know that this age can be hard to shop for — especially since many tween girls […]