Most teens are itching to break free from parental control. They’re desperate to flex their independence and prove that they’re capable yet they’re still too young to really know what they’re doing. Being a good parent means guiding them to a safe harbor. You have to help them understand the world. Here are seven conversations you need to have with your teenager. Photo by Stanley Morales from Pexels 1. College College is an admirable goal, but it’s not right for … [Read more...] about 7 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Teen
Teens are from Mars
Teenagers are from Mars. Seriously. It's the only way to describe the age range from 13 to 18, when hormones are turning our loving, smiling, happy kids into sullen, distant beings from another planet.
You will survive the teenage years with a steady supply of wine and prozac. They will survive too, and we've got all the advice in the world to help you muddle through the daily changes - and a few funny stories of our own about navigating the terrible teens!
The idea of going to school and finding a job for life was once the standard advice most of us would follow, however today, with the gig economy, zero hour contracts and portfolio careers, helping your teenager find their career path can be a lot more challenging. On the one hand you might want to encourage them to be more entrepreneurial in their approach and look into self employment, or even setting up their own high growth business, or a number of side hustles that generate passive income … [Read more...] about Help Your Teenager Find Their Career Path
Your teenager stomps through the house after school and locks their bedroom room for the evening once again. You wish you knew what was running through their mind as they waltzed around the house in their usual moody fashion. When your kids were growing up you always wanted them to be happy and you prioritised staying healthy. Recently, you think the mental health of your teenager has taking a turn for the worse, as they don’t seem to be engaging in conversation with you anymore. Instead of … [Read more...] about How to Show Kindness and Compassion for Moody Teens
Wouldn’t it be an ideal world if parenting just went smoothly 24/7? In reality, we all know that’s not the case. Because life is never as perfect as you think you want it to be. And really, would you want to be? Okay, so your kids aren’t perfect, but they’re yours, and you wouldn’t want them any other way. But at the same time, you also want to make sure that they don’t go too far the other way, especially during their teenage years. And it happens. Some kids just end up going down a dangerous … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Teen On Track: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
October 15-21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. As the mom of two teenage boys - I am scared to death to allow them to drive. I know I'll have to - eventually - but not before we can drill into their heads these safe driving practices even when we aren't in the car with them. 6 in 10 teen crashes are caused by distracted driving. Fortunately, crashes are preventable and there are strategies and new technology that can be helpful to improve the safety … [Read more...] about National Teen Driver Safety Week