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Labeling to Make Kids Feel Grown Up

May 11th 2015 at 11:41 PM

Children in that awkward phase between 10 and 13, called “twins” by those who make up new words, feel like they are moving away from being little kids because they are almost teenagers. They don’t want labels in their belongings anymore because it isn’t cool. Big Kids don’t do that. Well, guess what? If the labels are personalized chalkboard labels, they do.

I have nieces in their tweens. The styles of their clothes have changed from cute little dresses and outfits to trends adapted from teen looks. They are listening to more music, watching fewer animated movies, and crushing on members of boy bands. Sad, but true.

As girls go through this stage, they begin to be more opinionated about what they wear and how they look. Labels in their clothes or belongings are considered babyish. They are struggling enough with the in-between little girl and teenager phase, why add to it? But… they still lose things.

Dance lessons, gymnastics, sports, and other activities require specific clothing and equipment. Most of it is expensive. I’ve gone to practices and seen all of the girls’ belongings tossed into a huge heap on the ground somewhere. When the practice is over, they all race to the pile, grab whatever they think is theirs, run to their parents, are herded into the car, and are long gone before anyone realizes they are missing anything. They need labels. Cool, awesome labels. They need personalized chalkboard labels.

The thing about personalized chalkboard labels is that they can be erased and rewritten with liquid chalk pens. That means the girls can write their names, nicknames, player numbers, and decorate them as well. These are labels that are meant to be seen. Stick them to a smooth surface and let the tween label away.

I’ve focused on girls, but boys are going through the same phases, and if you’ve ever lost a lacrosse stick, you’ll know what an emergency feels like. Guys like to add team names that change with the season along with their initials. They really are appealing to both boys and girls.

The solution for keeping labels cool so belongings aren’t lost during those tween years is a set or two of personalized chalkboard labels and pens. If they are doing the personalizing, your tween won’t complain. They’ll be too busy drawing on the labels.

About The Company: is a website where you can order stylish & waterproof labels, which help busy families, keep track of kids’ belongings & everyday items.  Their products are a big success in schools & nurseries too, because they help parents & teachers identify what belongs to whom. The great thing about is that you can customize the labels to your taste by choosing text, icons, colors & fonts.

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