THE ONLY THING HARDER THAN PARENTING A TEEN IS BEING A TEEN
THIS 52 WEEK CALENDAR OF CREATIVE AND CRUCIAL TIPS FOR TEENS WILL HELP BOTH PARENTS AND TEENAGERS NAVIGATE OUR MODERN WORLD WITH CONFIDENCE.
A few useful tips you’ll find inside…
NOTHING ONLINE IS PRIVATE
If you would not be ok with your parents, their parents, the entire school, or a future employer seeing or reading it, keep it to yourself. Nothing online ever really goes away, and in our digital world, nothing is private.
When someone asks what you like to do or what you are into, have an answer ready. There is no “right answer” to this question, but “I don’t know” or “nothing” is the wrong answer. You don’t have to be awesome at something to be interested in it. You don’t have to be on a team or in a club to have a hobby. What you love doesn’t have to be loved by everyone else. If you don’t know what to say, take some time to think about it. If no answer comes, try more things.
DON’T LEAVE ONE PERSON OUT
Inviting all except one is cruel. Be someone who includes and makes room. If you have a problem with someone, talk to them; don’t just ghost them. Put yourself in that person’s shoes because chances are, you will be left out someday. Remember: there is always room for one more.
RESPECT PEOPLE’S HOMES
Ask about their shoe policy. Never put your feet on furniture. Don’t lie on decorative pillows. Ask permission before eating. Keep your food and drinks in the kitchen. Stay in common areas and out of bedrooms. If you mess it up, clean it up. Keep your volume at an appropriate level. If you break something, take responsibility and replace it.