By now, you all know that I’m a brand ambassador for Unilever’s Don’t Fret the Sweat campaign, an incredible partnership in which I write and talk about instilling confidence in kids as they go through the “sweat-inducing” moments that come with puberty. You know attitude adjustments. Maturity. Body changes. The funkadelic pits of a thousand tweens. All the things kids face as their bodies make the slow, sure march toward teendom, plus helpful advice on how we moms (and dads!) can help them transition.
In addition to blog posts on how I’m handling those changes in my own home with my two girlpies, I’ve been hanging out on the Don’t Fret the Sweat Facebook page, where I help lead real-time conversations about raising tweens. Also parked there are some super cutie videos I made at Blissdom with mom bloggers who offered up both their wisdom and tricks of the trade in instilling confidence in their kids. You must go check out the videos, which feature some of our favorite mom bloggers, including Rene J. Ross of Cutie Booty Cakes and Carrie Weir of Tiki Tiki Blog, among others.
I’ve had the great pleasure, too, of mixing it up with Rosalind Wiseman, the author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes,” the book on which the movie Mean Girls was based. Rosalind is, in a word, brilliant chockfull of ridiculously smart, insightful, engaging info on why kids do what they do and how we can get a handle on the little buggers. I promise you, when we did a roundtable discussion together at Blissdom, she was so engaging, so spot-on on how to win at parenting, that I, who, too, was there in an “expert” capacity, whipped out a notebook and pen and took notes.
Which leads me to the whole point of this post: If you want to get in on Rosalind’s sage advice, come live chat with her today on the Don’t Fret the Sweat Facebook page. She’ll be giving out simple tips to approaching “sweat-inducing” conversations with your tween, and answering any questions you might have about how to get the job done. The chat starts at 1:30 p.m. Click here to join in on the convo and fun.
I’ll be there! Come on over and learn a thing or two and give us your insight, opinions and tips on how you’re talking to your kids, too.
Today, June 23, 2011. 1:30 pm. On the Don’t Fret the Sweat FaceBook page.
Be there or be square!
(I know. I’m so corny sometimes. I can’t help it it’s the Long Island in me.)
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