29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Nice one... Well it's been great to get our Wednesday Wraps underway! Thanks so much to @Tessisme, @maggiemay and @amyjay (that rhymes!)

 

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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Lol! before the boys (mr18) went out I asked how parents can nurture independence. Mr18s mate said "by giving independence, just do it- with guidance of course!". He said his parents found it hard when he got his P's and wouldn't let him go out as much but now he has built up their trust and he is happy is can gain the experience.


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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Thanks so much for sharing @Maggiemay! Maybe we can continue the discussion about getting part time work in another thread? Maybe in Skills to Build section?? Would love to explore it further and maybe Jacew could jump in there...
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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Or it can be a Wednesday wrap chat? I am sure other parents would be interested too!


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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Oh that's so great @AmyJay - it's always a good idea to just ask! Seems obvious but we do sometimes miss it, we can just ask young people for ideas and solutions for issues!
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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Thats true @AmyJay! Let's do that next month!!!
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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Smiley Happy Thanks @Tessisme @Sophie-RO @Maggiemay for joinng in tonight! Great to chat with you all. Looking forward to new topics on Wednesday Wrap and meeting new parents. #allinthistogether all in this together.png


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Re: 29 Jun: Nurturing independence in teens

Ok guys let's wrap it up! For furthrr info see:

Here's some more info if anyone's keen

 

Set realistic boundaries with your teenager

How to set boundaries that help your child gain independence, remain safe and make sound decisions. Read more

Build trust to support independence

Support and encourage your teenager to make good decisions so they become confident. Read more

Teach your teenager to be independent

Learn ways to encourage your child to be confident, independent and responsible. Read more

Things to try: Self-confidence

Learn about our top tips on building self-confidence in teenagers. Read more

Help your teenager become trustworthy

As a parent you can play an important role in demonstrating behaviours of trustworthiness. Read more

 

 




Tonight we talked about the ways our kids are already independent - whether it's on the domestic front, or about their school responsibilities; or their confidence with different types of people/situations; or the way they look out for themselves/friends when out and about. We then talked about the ways we help them build more independence - one step at time and don't be afraid of it failing the first time (with support)...
We talked about money and how getting involed with family planning and budgets can help...

See you round the forums!