68 – All things tweens and teens with Courtney Adamo

We have shifted gears this week from babies and toddlers to tweens and teens – and surprisingly there are many similarities! As this is an age group Luka and Kate know nothing about (yet!) we have picked the brain of super-mum of 5, Courtney Adamo to shed some light on what’s to come…

Courtney is a mother of five with kids aged 7 to 19, so is more than experienced in this topic. She is also a creative businesswoman, blogger and author, and has worked in the parenting lifestyle arena for the past 17 years. She creates incredible online courses and eBooks for parents, and also offers a membership program for monthly inspiration, ideas and community connection. She is a wealth of knowledge and so beautiful to learn from.

You can connect with Courtney and learn more about her offerings on her instagram or website


In this podcast we discuss:

  • What age is considered a tween and what is going on for our kids during this time
  • How we can keep them close, but still let them have their independence
  • How to set boundaries with our kids without seeming like the ‘mean parent?’ and what to do when they push back
  • Social media, screens and technology – when should they have it and what boundaries are recommended
  • Having the tough or awkward conversations with our tweens, and when these conversations shoudl begin (hint… they keep going forever!)
  • and so much more!



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