We all know that parenting doesn’t come with a book. But, as a dedicated high school teacher dealing with over 100 different personalities a day, there are some commonalities that I’ve seen among all my students. I have the privilege of seeing how kids really feel, what they truly go through and I understand better what they need. If your teen seems distant or you’d like to know how to connect, these tips can help you out. Be Present No matter how old or how distant kids may
Practice Makes Perfect Use college to practice being in the “real world” before being there. College gives you just the right amount of freedom to help you get adulting down pact. Arriving to class on time, despite how tired or boring it is, is practicing timeliness. Budgeting how much you can spend on fast food is important for the real world. Paying bills like your phone and utilities teaches you how to manage money. Use this time wisely, and it’ll pay off in the long run.
So finals are coming up, you need to buy Christmas gifts for friends and family, you’re trying to figure out how to get into college and to top it off, you just had an argument with your parents. If this scenario sounds scarily close to what’s going in your life right now, you are not alone. Teenage years, while fun, can be even harder than adult years. Competing with how your hormones make you feel, how your friends influence you and how your family accepts you is enough to