PARENT PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

Tweens and Teens

 

What Might Keep Kids From Talking…

  • Labels- The last place kids want to have labels is at home, i.e. “Why don't you do your homework now?  Do you want to be a failure?”
  • Fights Are Ugly- Don’t be afraid to work through a conflict, rather than just lay down the law. 
  • “My Parents Don’t Really Listen”- Prepare to be “tested”- listen to the end, talk less, and absolutely avoid lectures.
  • “My Parents Will Freak Out!”- Kids’ BIGGEST fear!  Practice your poker face.

Please click on "Adolescent Development and Trends" and "Social Media" to the left for links to websites offering more information and tips.


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TOP 10 WAYS TO RAISE A SAFE & HEALTHY TEEN

1. Show love, warmth and interest in your teen

2. Spend time together regularly

3. Share your expectations about risk-taking and other behaviors

4. Set clear rules for safety and guidance

5. Consistently enforce rules with clear consequences

6. Keep track of your teen

7. Ask questions about your teen¹s activities and whereabouts

8. Praise your teen as often as possible

9. Show respect to earn respect

10. Set a good example, especially when it comes to substance use

This Top Ten List can be found, along with other great info for parents, on the website for Parents: The Anti-Drug, http://www.theantidrug.com/