Parenting Teenagers – End Of Year Wrap

Mahatma Gandhi

This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. 2013 has provided a very big learning curve for me as a parent. I had heard that Year 9 was a challenging year for parents and our son's school has a separate campus for Year 9 as they also know it is a unique time in a teenagers … [Read more...]

Parenting Teenagers Vol 9 – Active Studying Strategies For Teenagers

active study strategies for teenagers

This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. Our almost 15 year old commences year nine end of year exams on Monday. At the school he attends they have exams at the end of Semesters one and two from year seven. For our son, this has been a good thing. Each year the exams begin to count … [Read more...]

Parenting Tips For Teenagers Vol 8 – Checklists

Maria Montessori qupte

This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. The teenager is currently on a quest to stay up later. He however has been getting up later in the mornings as it is and while he has not been late for school, he has left the house with his belongings all over the place, sometimes without … [Read more...]

Parenting Tips For Teenagers Vol 7 – The Teenage Brain

parenting teenagers tips vol 7

This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. Over the last couple of months I have really seen clear signs that our eldest is moving through adolescence. I remember reading in He’ll Be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men, by Celia Lashlie, that forgetfulness was very common in … [Read more...]

Parenting Tips For Teenagers Vol 6 – Asking and Listening

pareting tips for teenagers vol 6

This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. In last month's post I highlighted a growing issue for me and the teenager and acknowledged that: I need to accept how important technology is to him and find better ways to manage the how much and when he can use it. The teenager also … [Read more...]

Parenting Tips For Teenagers Vol 5 – Acceptance and Acknowledge

parenting teenagers vol 5

This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. There have been some tough parenting moments with the teenager over the last month. While the teenager has not had model behaviour, on reflection there are two key things I could be doing better. Acceptance I have mentioned before, how I … [Read more...]