Advice for Parents of Teens
The teenage years are definitely a time when you wish that each of your children came with a survival guide that contained all the answers to teens’ mysterious, angst-riddled, hormone-laden souls. But, alas, as we've already discovered multiple times in this parenthood journey, no such guide exists. So, we've gathered together experienced educators and teachers to provide advice and opinion on issues pertaining to parenting teenagers. You'll also find articles from college students and recent grads whose teen years aren't that far behind them, and who can lend much needed perspective on the ups and downs, the challenges and issues that high school students and their parents typically face.
- The ROI of a Tutor
Parents are sometimes reluctant to hire tutors, imagining them to be a waste of resources. However, tutors are in a much better position to help your students with individual attention than a teacher who is strapped for time, or yourself who may not be as familiar with the subject matter.
- Keeping Books In Your Teen's Life
Many children learn how to read books while they are still very young because their parents introduced them to the world of reading and books. But as they grow older, how do parents help their teens keep their interest in reading books? Learn a few reading strategies that work for teenagers.
- Tips for Helping Your Teen Deal with Social Anxiety
A large component of the teenage experience is socialization. Teens usually gravitate towards groups, parties, friends and relationships outside the household. What happens when paralyzing fear interferes with the teen's socialization? What does a parent do when their child becomes isolated?
- Give Your Teen a Head-Start by Sending Him or Her to a Specialized School
In many cities around the nation, specialized high schools are becoming a normal part of life. Students wanting to focus on dance, art, science, or even engineering can find a specialized program if they look for it. Should you send a student to such a school? Not unless your student is focused.
- Young Adult Literature: Too Dark for Our Kids?
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Meghan Cox Gurdon entitled "Darkness Too Visible" sparked outrage across the young adult literature community. Authors, editors and fans of YA across the globe participated in heated discussions regarding the appropriateness of certain YA titles.
- Helping Your Teen With Anger Management
Are you dealing with an angry teen? Many parents are shocked by their children's explosive attitudes. While a certain level of emotional attitude from a teen is normal, there are times when you may need to seek help. Learn what's normal, what's not, and how to help your teen.
- I Want an Allowance
When your child veers towards the path of allowances, do not panic. Walking through some simple steps and communication will help make this allowance job, a lot easier. Knowing the answers to how much money does the average teenager spend is right at your fingertips.
- Recipe for Disaster: Teens, Sexting and the Law
Sexting is a controversial topic. Many people and some lawmakers consider it solely a teenager activity. It is far more widespread than that, but much of the controversy about how sexting should be regulated involves teens.
- Is Your Teenager Addicted to Texting?
Do you have an adolescent texting addict? Text message addiction is a very real thing. Although teens love texting, it can become an addiction that can cause both physical and mental issues. Find out more including ways to prevent and stop it.