How can you position your teen for success?
You may be surprised at the many unique ways you can position your teen for success. Today we tackle two.
Help Your Teen Find His Gift in the Trades
Before the computer age, there used to be a day when something would break in your home and your dad could fix it.
It might be a vacuum cleaner, a leaky faucet, the furnace, or even the family car. And if dad couldn’t fix it, then the neighbor could.
Today, however, our busy schedules find it more expedient to simply buy something new or hire a repairman.
Remember computers still can’t roof houses, fix leaky faucets, repair furnaces, or build structures. Fixing things together with your teen is actually a tool for building relationships and teachable moments.
Parents, while your child is still young help him discover his interests and talents.
It just may be that honing a trade may position your teen for success instead of four years of college. Especially in today’s computer age there are tremendous opportunities for success and personal satisfaction in the trades.
Sleep Can Position Your Teen For Success
When it comes to negative behavioral issues within our kids; sometimes the obvious things are the ones most overlooked.
Many parents are faced with irritable teenagers and teens that just can’t seem to complete menial tasks.
Well, if household chores, completing homework assignments, getting out of bed in the morning, or just having a less than chipper personality is common place with your teen, then I’d like you to consider something.
Parents; before suspecting the worst, just ask yourself and your teen – How much sleep are they getting each night?
Monitor their sleep if you need to. Teenagers require between 8.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep each night to function normally.
If your teen fails to exercise prudence in this area they are not too old for you to enforce a bedtime.
Conversation Starter: What are some other unique opportunities to help your teen achieve success?
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