Tween-Dreaming & Back-To-School Resolutions



There’s an avalanche of life-list books:
“1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die”
“1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
These lists are for adults. What about tween girls?
Question to girl: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Girl translation: “What will I do after college to make money?”
But what about their other dreams? And what can we do to help them dream more and bigger?
We asked the girls to tell us:
What do you want to do in your life? Things you can do now and things you can do when you’re older. Dreams, Wishes, Careers. Anything.
We received over 1,700 responses… many are predictable: actors, rock stars, fashion designers, vets and meet their favorite celebrities.

  • First girl Red Sox player
  • Whistle really loud
  • Fly a plane
  • Be friends with my mom
  • Get a guitar and play like Jimi Hendrix
  • Pig rancher
  • Learn how to cast spells on people
  • Go on a deep sea submarine expedition
  • Travel Around the World -Top Stops: Italy, Spain, France, Africa, Australia, London
  • Get married and stay at home
  • Marine biologist
  • Skydiver
  • Get my mom to let me eat more Chinese and Thai food
  • Make a difference in someone’s life (hopefully a good one!)
  • Marry a man I love and move to California
  • Be a mom
  • Run through the halls of my high school and scream at the top of my lungs
  • Get over my fear of heights
  • First woman president
  • Shoot the winning shot in a basketball game and be a WNBA basketball player
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Get a super hot and sweet boyfriend
  • Be beautiful
  • Be the next Oprah or Ellen
  • Get up the courage to hold my boyfriend’s hand
  • Moms and Daughters Dreaming Together.
    You and your daughter create your own life lists. Then SHARE your dreams and help each other keep them ALIVE. Root for each other. This is a great way to talk about aspirations…. Girls love to hear about their moms’ goals…. Dreams that came true and dreams that can still come true. Push each other to reach for the stars. Many of the AllyKattz girls say they are doing “back to school resolutions” because September is when they start a new life versus January 1. This is a great way to kick it off.


    About the author
    As the founder of, the safe social networking site for tween girls, Denise Restauri is directly tapped into the tween girl world every day.

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    One Response to “Tween-Dreaming & Back-To-School Resolutions”

    1. bessie.viola Sep 19 at 2:57 pm Reply

      I am bookmarking this for future use with my daughter… what an awesome idea to keep our girls inspired!

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