It's tough being a teenager, what with raging hormones, mood swings, and crazy-busy schedules. But it's certainly no picnic being the parent of a teen -- and having to listen to a teen's annoying sighs, grunts and groans.
When kids are little, a sticker chart, small rewards or even a "good job" is often enough to motivate them. But then they become tweens and teens. And it's not so simple. This post outlines 4 practical ways to help promote confidence and a vision for the future in your tweens and teens.
Life skills checklist for teens. How should teens be prepared for an apartment, necessities, fun and emergencies? Go over these questions with them to make sure they are truly comfortable with doing them instead of just head strong that they can make it on their own.
five ways to keep busy teens focused on what really matters
10 ways to encourage a teen- whether in your neighborhood, family, community or church
Six Ways to Keep the "Good" in Your Boy: Guiding Your Son from His Tweens to His Teens by Dannah Gresh. One of the most important books I've ever read! “A lot of parents are afraid of these kinds of conversations. You should be more afraid of not having them.” -----I need to read this!
"Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers Connecting With Your Teen" Simple, everyday activities can reinforce the connection between you and your teen. Make room in your schedule for special times when you can, but also take advantage of routine activities to show that you care. Tips to keep in mind: