06-29-2016 08:44 PM
When I was young we were allowed to bring our pets for show and tell! What were they thinking! My parents were not so keen on the idea (for obvious reasons) but I was so excited to show everyone my guinea pig. I bought in my guinea pig but another dog jumped up on me and I received a fright. I dropped the box I was carrying my prized Guinea Pig in and the dog grabbed it and ran off with it Not the time to exercise independence...
06-29-2016 08:45 PM - edited 06-29-2016 08:46 PM
I am glad you enjoyed your first chat @Tessisme https://parents.au.reachout.com/Skills-to-build/Wellbeing/Things-to-try-self-confidence/Teach-your-t... here is RO fact sheet about Teen Independence. Please share the Parent site and forum with your friends. If you have any topics you would like us to cover on Wednesday Wrap please let us know! Cheers AmyJay
06-29-2016 08:48 PM - last edited on 06-29-2016 08:49 PM by Sophie-RO
Let's more onto Question 4 @Maggiemay @Sophie-RO As teenagers want to exercise their independence and go out more, money takes a greater role in their lives. What are some ways you can support their financial independance?
06-29-2016 08:52 PM
I found that when my son reached year 9 that he started to slacken off at school. He attends a boys school and when I raised my concerns they said that was normal. They often saw a dip in their enthusiam towards school but assured me it would improve again. My son is now in year 11 and I wouldn't say he is always enthusiatic but his ethics towards his study has started to improve again. I agree that he does what is needed even though I know he is capable of doing better. I try not to nag him but do spend time to talk about his goals that he has set and what he needs to do to achieve them.
I suppose like the saying goes, you can't put an old head on young shoulders. All we can do is support and encourage them and try different ways to keep them motivated to reach their goals.
06-29-2016 08:53 PM
06-29-2016 08:53 PM