This week we’re talking about the challenges our teens face when transitioning to high school. We’ll take a look at some of the differences between middle school and high school. We’ll talk about the higher expectations placed on our kids academically, socially and personally. We’ll look at a few specific areas to be aware of including time management and study skills, self advocacy and the all important school/life balance. Finally we’ll discuss some suggestions on how to make the transition and their time in high school a success.
This week we look at the complicated nature of trust when it comes to our teens. We’ll explore the benefits of building a trusting relationship with your teen, how it can help prepare them for adulthood and how it can help with your relationship. We’ll talk about ways to build and maintain that trust, some of the dangers that threaten that trust and the pitfalls to try to stay away from.
Trust is one of the most important things for teens and adults. It’s something that carries you through life and defines the type of person you are. Trust, like respect is difficult to earn by easy to squander just like money. Learning how to build trust and how to avoid habits and actions that can erode that trust are important lessons for maturing teenagers.
This week we look at self improvement. Learn the meaning of the concept, the philosophies surrounding it and why it is important. Then we’ll take a look at the practical aspects of it and find out some of the best ways to improve ourselves and why we need to. Along the way we’ll gain a new found appreciation for ourselves as individuals and allow the experience to shape how to interact with and treat others.
This week we talk about resilience. What it is, how to obtain it and how it can help you through so many of life’s challenge. We expand on the concept of dealing with life’s changes and challenges from last week and we explore how building up our resilience can lead to self confidence, self respect and the ability to cope with just about anything.