You guys know that we are for anything that supports this city’s community of parents — particularly if it makes raising kids in (and around) the city a little bit easier, and/or a little more fun. So we were pretty psyched to hear that Wee friend, mom, author, publicist, activist and in-the-know Philadelphian Paige Wolf was launching a new website for parents of kids who have made it past the baby/toddler/young-grade-schooler phase and who had entered the big kid/tween/teen years, between 8 and 14. Welcome, PhillyTweens.com.
Not unlike this here little site that you’re reading, PhillyTweens aims to offer resources of several kinds for parents — expert advice; directories of schools, events, camps and the like; great reads and think pieces. As mentioned, the target audience is parents who are out of potty training years and into, say, social media years — and recent posts have included everything from advice on middle-school and high-school admissions to the HPV vaccine to mindfulness for tweens to talking about sex.
“As a writer and avid consumer of information, I’ve seen first hand how sharing personal stories can touch people,” Paige says. “We all need advice, resources, access, and, sometimes, just commiseration.” Agree!