Before you realized that your child has become a tween, the reality hits home. Your budding tween just approached you to complain that his or her bedroom is for babies and you must change it. You reassure your child with a smile and a hug before heading to your best ally, HowStuffWorks. Take our growing kids room quiz before heading out to the store with your new tween.
What is the most common term in use today that describes kids heading into adolescence?
What is generally accepted as essential for a tween?
the latest electronics
a private bathroom
a hangout spot
What is important to keep in mind when designing a bedroom for your tween?
A tween is generally defined as a child between the ages of:
7 and 11 years
8 and 12 years
10 and 13 years
Approximately how many tweens are there in the United States?
When choosing furniture for a new tween, what is the best way to go?
Choose items that it will be easy to repaint.
Choose items designed so that stickers and decals can be easily removed.
What is the best choice to provide extra storage space?
Invest in a good quality modular wall unit.
Wall mounted adjustable shelving is a wise choice.
A couple of solid but basic bookshelves will do the trick.
What is an important fact to keep in mind when furnishing a bedroom for your tween?
Keep furniture to a minimum, leaving a lot of space for friends to hang out.
Your tween will require plenty of storage space.
Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting so the inevitable spills can be easily cleaned up.
What should you keep in mind when you help your tweens decorate their walls?
Buy dry-strippable wallpaper, as you will need to change it often.
Paint walls with high-gloss enamel pastels so it is easy to wash or remove decals.
Stick with paint finishes that are easy to repaint and spice it up with wall decals.
What is the best option for allowing tweens to express their artistic flare?
Provide poster frames of various sizes so they can hang their posters.
Make a corkboard wall or install cork bulletin bars on the walls.
Provide a large container of stickpins to tack up their choices.
The percentage of kids that drink alcohol:
increases slightly between grades four and six
doubles between grades four and six
triples between grades four and six
What is the secret for adding room accessories for a tween?
fun and flexible
colorful and trendy
sturdy and durable
What is a good choice to provide seating when friends come over to do homework and have fun?
stackable tables and chairs
card table and folding chairs
beanbag chairs and huge pillows
Historically retailers have:
catered to male and female tweens equally
catered mainly to female tweens
catered mainly to male tweens
What is a major influence that inspires male tweens' decorating choices?
sports and gaming
advertising on music and movie channels
his friends’ rooms
What is a major influence that inspires female tweens' decorating choices?
her friends’ rooms
a trip to the mall
What is one design idea that you can employ for tween boys to help them express themselves?
Install a wall-mounted flat screen television.
Mount a full-length mirror on the back of his bedroom door.
Provide a display area for his favorite collection or sports memorabilia.
What is one area where you can easily allow tweens to express their changing tastes?
full wall photomurals
poster paints and a white wall
What types of décor are girl tweens likely to prefer in their room?
matching colors and patterns
What is generally considered an essential accessory in your tween girl’s room?
Provide a secret spot to hide away her diary and other personal items.
Provide her with strategically placed mirrors.
Provide a locked storage area for her dolls and other seldom-used toys.