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.
Preparing Preteens for High School Your child will encounter many things while in high school, many decisions that will be forced to make and many situations that they need to be ready for. Helping a preteen prepare mentally and emotionally beforehand can make for a smoother transition.
Writing Techniques that Help Students Ace Standardized Tests With the new testing season almost upon us, parents should be aware of what is required so they can help their children prepare. Depending on the particular type of test –ACT Aspire, SAT, or any of the new computer-based tests—all require writing as an important part of the assessment.
The Importance of Friendship before Dating (for Teens) Dating is serious business for teens and, as a parent, your job is to provide guidance that protects them as much as possible. Although you cannot possibly prevent every broken heart, you can teach them to get to know a potential boyfriend or girlfriend before things become too serious.
Goal Setting For Teens Whether the goal involves getting that important scholarship, improving in their basketball game or getting into the right college, goals are important. Goal setting is not a skill we are born with and requires some thinking to set the right goals. The goals should be specific to what you wish to ac
Helping Your Teen Plan for a Life Career To your teen, adulthood and a career may seem like a lifetime away, but as a parent, you realize it is just around the corner. You cannot make this major life decision for your child, but you can provide guidance and assistance to make it easier.