Seven Ways Your Teen Can De-stress
Fresh insights into the lives of Kenya's urban teen mothers
Part of the Teen Rebellion Series. The worst nightmare of many parents is to have a rebel — a kid who makes her own destructive way through life, ignoring everything she's been taught, refusing to abide by any rules, causing chaos in the lives she touches. The fear is so great that some parents stress over everything their teens do, taking even normal behavior as a sure sign that their kids are headed for the edge of the cliff. Other parents do the opposite.
Teens are gambling online at a significantly higher rate than previously reported
The views expressed in this post are those of a Spoke contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle. What some may view as a lack of parenting, is what I deem parenting on purpose, as we work to build necessary life skills in our kids. My foursome have been expected to get themselves up on early school mornings since they started middle school. There are days one will come racing out with only a few minutes to spare before they have to be out the door. I heard a Mom actually voice out loud that her teen sons were just so cute still, that she loved going in and waking them up every morning.
Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success. Teens do better in school when parents support their academic efforts.