Boundaries and consistency are what every teenager needs in order to feel loved and secure. Take away those boundaries and teens will do whatever they want, but in doing so they will be very insecure and unhappy.
Sadly there is no such magical handbook with every single answer to every single question or problem we have about our children. However, we manage and we learn through hints and tips from our own mothers and family or friends who have “been there and done that!”
When your teen first begins earning money from a part-time job, it’s an exciting time for the whole family. It’s their first taste of freedom and your first opportunity to show them how to responsibly handle their income. Even if it’s just grass cutting job on the side, there’s a great sense of pride that you and your teen will share in together.
The advancement of technology has surely made life a lot easier for all of us, but all of us know and have also experienced at least a few of its pitfalls. If you’re actively looking for some screen-free activities that you can get your kid engrossed in, we’ve got you some help. Read on to discover some of the best!
Encouraging your teen to get a part-time job may sound like a beneficial way to help them work towards their next stage in life while still under your roof to learn some financial restraints, good work ethic and other things that come up when you start to work at a job.
The lovely stage of adolescence that we’ve all gone through seems to be a breeze when we’re younger, but once we become parents and reach the teen years, it’s not so easy. Teenagers are a whole new stage of parenthood that can test your patience and strength.
Teenagers are often reluctant to talk about their feelings, which makes things even harder. They may also pose some very awkward questions about your divorce. Questions you’re not ready to answer. However hard things get, the bottom line is that your teenager needs you during this time of transition.
We live in a shiny world full of high expectations, and since we face them ourselves, we also set the same for our kids. Frankly, setting these expectations can be, at times, overwhelming for the young minds, and if you suspect that’s what’s happening to your teen, here’s something to help.