The tween world is a vast one to navigate. Our 12-year-old-son and 9-year-old daughter couldn't be more different. The boy is hovering on the edge of something grown up—he's definitely not a little boy anymore, while the girl is all sweet innocence. But they do come together in their love of music (you can guess which likes Taylor Swift and which one goes for Tyler, The Creator). Also, they both have very clear ideas about what is cool and what is NOT. Hopefully this list will help other moms of tweens with some ideas for the holidays!
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