This week we discuss the importance of teens having hobbies and activities to occupy their free time. We’ll look at an interesting study from the Department of Health and Human Services that details how teens spend their time throughout the day. We’ll look at some of the potential pitfalls of misspent free time by teens and we’ll talk about what productive downtime is and how it helps teens. We’ll also detail 10 significant benefits that teens gain through hobbies before finally taking a look at some of the hobbies and activities that Madison tends to enjoy.
This week we talk about how to handle some of the typical changes that teens face both emotionally and socially. We discuss the what some of these changes are, the tell-tale signs of teens struggling to cope with these changes and techniques to help recognize when teens are struggling and how to help deal with them. We also touch on what we as parents can do proactively to help prepare our children to face these changes and the type of environment we can offer our teens that will allow them the ability to better cope with these situations.