Find out about the employer. Before your teen accepts a job, find out as much as you can about the potential employer and the workplace. You should try to drop by the workplace casually and take note of how the manager treats the employees and whether safety precautions are being followed.
Encourage your kids to choose their friends wisely and get involved in after school activities or projects. Help your child get involved in sports, clubs, and hobbies. Psychologists say that these activities can help teach kids that they can have fun without drugs and alcohol.
Role-play scenarios with your children where sticky, uncomfortable situations may arise and train them to rise above them. Ask questions such as: “What would you say if your best friend offered you a cigarette?” “What would you say if a member of your circle of friends said you were un-cool?” Remember, role playing is an integral part in helping your child to avoid smoking. These types of rehearsals can mentally prepare your child for real-life situations.
Online Predators- with many stories of abductions and sexual predators one would think teens would become a bit more cautious with their online activities. Many teens are not being as cautious as they should simply because they are carefree teens, living in the moment. As a parent it is important to know what kind of online activity your kid is partaking in. Your intrusiveness can save your kid from running into the arms of a predator.
If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll need a complete sleep overhaul. The later nights mean later mornings. I usually try to start the kids going to sleep a little earlier each night, for about a week, before the first day of school. Nothing to drastic, I don’t want to throw their little bodies into shock. About 20 to 30 minutes earlier each day, until they get back to their regular school night bed time, should do the trick.
Students in public or private schools normally keep all school supplies in their book bags or their lockers at school. For home school children, the locker and book bag are known as home. However, there needs to be distinct differences between the home and school environment.
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