Tag - Queen Bees and Wannabes

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My Daughter is Growing Up. How Can I Help Her?
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The Queen Bee and Her Court
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The Book Selection for April…Will it be “Ah-mazing?”

My Daughter is Growing Up. How Can I Help Her?

My daughter.  Just yesterday I seemed to notice her again, growing taller, holding herself with the air of a budding “tween”.  Even her facial features have changed.  Why is it kids seem to take another step towards maturity over night? Right now my daughter is in such an awesome place.  She has a great second grade teacher.  She does advanced mathwork.  Her friends are really good kids who have a positive influence on her.  Right now, this tight little group plays with dolls and is reading Harry Potter.  This is the kind of peer pressure parental dreams are made of….

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The Queen Bee and Her Court

Is this merely a coincidence or just my hammer banging incessantly on everything in sight after I read Queen Bees and Wannabes?  Because I am really worried what will happen when I start the Hunger Games Trilogy… Oh, how the mighty fall.  It began with an uprising during recess and ended with a phone call from my daughter’s wonderful first-grade teacher.  It had been a rough week on the playground for my little Queen…as my daughter was anointed when the friendly game of “Princess”  began a week before.  Of course she was on top of the world in the starring role, using her “power”…

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The Book Selection for April…Will it be “Ah-mazing?”

 April’s addition to “Twelve Books in 2014” fell into my lap…straight out of my daughter’s backpack.  The timing couldn’t have been better, arriving on the heels of March’s book, Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. When I saw the sassy-appearing teen girl on the cover of The Clique Summer Collection:  Massie by Lisi Harrison, my eyebrows went up.  When I read the back cover, with its references to “The Pretty Committee” and “The Clique…the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.” I thought how Ms. Wiseman would eat Ms. Harrison (and her book) for breakfast.  However, upon further inspection of…

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