If you’re the parent of a teen, you have probably struggled to connect. Teens are no longer little children, but they are not yet adults – and they come with their own individual personality traits and concerns.
Some kids seem to always be secure and confident, while others seem to lack the self-esteem that is so important for healthy development, risk-taking, and achievement. Why? Lots of factors, such as upbringing, life experiences, how they think about themselves, and how they explain life events to themselves, contribute to self-esteem. But even if it doesn’t seem to come naturally, self-esteem can be learned and improved with some simple strategies.
3 Tips to Deter Your Teen From Being One of 56% Who Talk While Driving
A survey of teen drivers revealed that 56% of them admitted to talking on the phone while driving. Adding distracted driving into the mix of being a new driver is a recipe for disaster. Studies have shown that 20% of new teen drivers are involved in an accident during their first year of driving. Participating in distracted driving activities decreases your reaction time which can result in being involved in an accident. Here are some of the ways that you can deter your teen from talking while driving and becoming another statistic.
Buying a birthday gift for someone is never easy. After all, you have to put your own taste aside and think about what the person in question would like to receive the most. However, things can get even trickier when your task is to find a suitable and interesting birthday gift for a teenager, as they are notoriously difficult to shop for. That being the case, the following ideas may inspire you to find the perfect present that your birthday boy/girl will love. Take a look.