It is no secret that universities have been known to check social media sites of their potential students before sending out a college admission letter. In today’s technology and web driven world it is easy to find out what any one person is doing at any given time. Viewing a teen’s social media networks is a way to get a judgment of their character, whether accurate or not.
Being a parent is a tough job. Trying to keep your teen on the straight path towards making the right decisions can be a challenge with all the negative influences out there. When your child has an older sibling that serves as a negative influence you may find yourself at a loss of what to do.
I often try to reflect back on my own teenage years to use my experiences as teaching examples for my daughter. Live and learn; live and teach. I hope to instill the method – learn from others’ mistakes instead of making your own. Here are tips on how to turn your experiences into teachable moments.
Parenting a teenager can be challenging. There are so many negative influences out there that can have an impact on our teens, and as parents we are constantly thinking of new ways to teach them right from wrong. It becomes extra frustrating when those people with lackluster values are some of their friends.