Archives For Tweens

13 Tween and Teen Birthday Ideas 4 Des Moines Kids - dsm4kids.com

If you’re getting eye rolls just uttering the words “bounce house” to your tween or teenager when birthday-party talk comes up, we’ve found 13 fresh party ideas at venues new and old, in Des Moines, all of which are sure to be a hit with the guest of honor and his or her (equally judgmental) friends. With birthday party ideas this cool, it’s a shame to celebrate but once a year. Continue Reading…

Transitioning to Middle School - dsm4kids.com

Middle school can be tough on both parents and kids. Not only are kids moving on to new schools with older students, but they also are going through physical and emotional development that, at times, can seem overwhelming. If you’re a parent facing middle school with your child, like myself, you and your child may have some concerns. But, if you both come to the table organized and prepared, the transition to middle school won’t be so bad (fingers crossed:).  Continue Reading…

5 Things to Do with Teens this Fall in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Teens and tweens can be tough to entertain, but Des Moines has plenty of activities and events to keep them busy. We’ve hand-picked the best events to keep your older kids busy this fall. From a special Halloween Bash to roller skating, to a Buc’s game be sure to take advantage of these five fantastic events for Des Moines teens. For more activity inspiration, be sure to check out our calendar. Continue Reading…