How Is Your Life Different to Your Tween/Teen’s Life?

When I was a tween or teen…

Do you ever think back to when you were a tween or a teen? How different was your young adulthood when you compare it to your daughter or son? Were you a tween when there was no such word? Wasn’t life different for kids back then?

Momster LogoWhether you were a tween/teen in the 70s, 80s, or even 90s, life for tweens/teens today is challenging, invigorating, scary, and different from the past. Tweens/teens today have less freedom to roam around the neighborhood, but more freedom to explore the unknown world online.

I was never a tween or a preteen. At some point I turned 13, but my life did not change. There were a few rites of passage that were significant…traveling around town by myself, taking driving lessons, choosing a college, and leaving home for college. What big events in your life signaled that you were no longer a child?

Just think about the number of gadgets, places, and even food that weren’t around when you were a tween/teen.

  • Internet
  • e-mail
  • DVD players
  • CDs
  • high-definition TV
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Chick Fila
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Universal Studios
  • toaster strudel
  • Starbucks
  • reality TV
  • Taco Bell
  • ATM machines/debit cards
  • touch tone phones

I started a new group over at for moms who want to chat about how life as a tween or teen has changed. Join Momster to add your two cents’ worth to the discussion.

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