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Ten. Whoa — your child is in fifth grade! They’re super busy with sports, activities and school. And you are their chauffeur. It’s exhausting! Especially since they know it all, for now. Until you know it all. You’ll have to wait for that moment for about 20 years, though.
25 Best Gifts For 10-Year-Olds
- Jumbo DIY Clear And Fluffy Slime Kit
- One Question A Day For Kids: A Three-Year Journal: Create Your Own Personal Time Capsule
- Raina Telgemeier Collection
- The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition
- A Wrinkle In Time
- National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers To Everything
- XPRIT Hoverboard With Bluetooth Speaker
- ThinkFun Escape The Room Stargazer
- 5 Second Rule Board Game
- Slackers Sky Board With LED Lights
- SpyX Night Mission Goggles
- Play Yummy Lip Balm Science Experiments And Craft Kit
- Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights
- Wireless Karaoke Microphone
- Just My Style Scrapebook
- Nintendo Switch
- Sleepover Party- The Party You Play
- Kompanion Large Emoji Pillows
- CRAFTIVITY Dare To Dream Board Craft Kit
- Farting Poop Emoji Pen
- Soft'N Slo Squishies Peel 2 Reveal
- Monopoly Fortnite Board Game
- Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game
- Animal 3D Illusion Lamp
In addition to having more homework and a packed activity schedule, your 10-year-old is probably super social. There are sleepovers and more sleepovers. Beware of mean girls. And boys. Sigh. Peer pressure can be a major issue, as can bullying. Because at this age, kids care about what others think and say. So be sure you talk to your soon-to-be tween about real issues and not just what a big mess their room is.
In addition to the serious side of parenting a 10-year-old, there’s fun to be had. Your child has an opinions about pop culture, music and sports. Conversations can be lively and fun. Too bad their math homework is way over your head!
It’s important at this stage to help your kiddo foster healthy self-esteem. Be involved in their activities, like coming to sports games (just don’t be too embarrassing), and volunteering at school, if you can. Remember that although your 10-year-old is very independent, they still need help setting goals and boundaries. Make sure they’re getting enough sleep, and that you are limiting screen time and monitoring their online use.
Since you’re so busy being a parent to your big (and growing) kid, let us help you shop for the perfect gift to make them beam. Hint: Emojis, slime, squishies, Fortnite! Read on for more ideas of what to buy for the burgeoning tween in your life.
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