tweens

The Soapbox: On The Need For Safe Spaces For Girls Who Develop Early

Girls who begin puberty earlier than their peers are stuck in an adolescent purgatory of sorts – not yet women, but too “mature” to be considered little girls. More »


11-Year-Old Hero Sends Devastating Breakup Text To Her Shitty Boyfriend Joey

Middle school’s gonna be a hard road for Joey. More »


The Scripps National Spelling Bee Is The Best Thing On Television Right Now

Spelling + tweens = the most riveting television you will watch. More »


These 10-Year-Olds Dance Better Than We Ever Will

Witness these adorable 10-year-old dancers, shaking their booties to fellow tween Willow Smith’s hit single, “Whip My Hair.” Apparently the video was made in three hours. These are some talented little ladies. [BuzzFeed] … More »


Little Girls Scandalized That Miley Cyrus Is Growing Up!

Miley Cyrus: HOW DARE SHE AGE! It’s not just crusty old farts who are scandalized by the “overt sexualization” of that brazen hussy. The New York Times spoke with a handful of middle school teenyboppers who miss her good, clean fun. Girls think Miley has “gone too far” and some of them are marching off… More »


‘Tweens Behaving Badly

Even if ‘tweens totally terrify you, you must show them some love for what they consistently do well—they bring the mother-effing ruckus. No matter what year, no matter what conditions, no matter what cute boy is involved, ‘tweens are kind of like cockroaches. Nothing on earth can keep them from causing a hysterical scene… More »


Cheapskate: Alloy’s Casual Clothes Aren’t Just For Tweens And Teens

There are two nice things about clothes made for teenagers: 1) They are usually very trend focused, and 2) They are generally inexpensive because what adolescent has loads of money to spend on clothes. These two factors mean that you can try out the latest craze even if you’re low on dough. This season, short… More »


Tweens And Teens Victims Of Dating Abuse

The sad, sad results of a national survey showed that about 3 percent of girls between 12 and 17 said they had been the victim of dating violence, which includes physical abuse, sexual assault, and being threatened with a weapon. In the same age group, 0.6 percent of boys said they’d been a victim.
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Beyonce Plays Dress Up With Your Kids

If you can’t trust Beyonce to not tart up your kids, who can you trust? The singer has a line of clothing called House of Dereon — which is horrible, by the way, I have tried it on at my discount department store and BLECH — and she’s now releasing a line for little girls. More »


“Mummy, Can I Have A Boob Job For My Birthday?”

Meet Georgia. Georgia is 12. Georgia wants a boob job for her 13th birthday. It’s no wonder — Georgia’s mom, Alicia Douvall, has had over 50 plastic surgeries, 12 of which were on her breasts alone. (Seriously? She looks like such a natural beauty!) But don’t worry! Douvall isn’t the kind of terrible mother who… More »


Tesco Markets Padded Bras To The Tween Set

Padded bras for pre-teens. You heard right. Because your little sister desperately needs something to go along with her thong — the perfect outfit for when she’s up late at night playing Miss Bimbo. [Telegraph U.K.] … More »


Aspiring To Be Miss Bimbo

Most kids know more about the internet than their parents and grandparents, which is why it scares us that there are sites like Miss Bimbo out there targeting our little girls. The interactive game lets you “become the hottest, coolest most famous bimbo ever!” Because Paris Hilton doesn’t already have that job covered? Okay. Users… More »


Disturbing Fashion Trend: Tween Thongs

We just started wearing thongs, like, yesterday. [Not really, but we have only three pairs and we hate every second of wearing them.] They are uncomfortable and expose the not-so-cute butt cheeks and only serve one purpose and that is to prevent VPL when we’re wearing something tight or sheer-ish. Which is why we don’t… More »