Keeping your teen busy during summer

Ah, summer break 😎… … a time that should feel like a sunny stretch of leisure and relaxation. ☀️🏖️ Yet for parents of teens, it’s a niggling worry or anxiety.  And as they get older the risks feel higher. When the structured days of school take a pause, your teen alternates between acute boredom at […]

Teens + Social Media + The Internet

Just because you didn’t grow up with it doesn’t make it wrong. Your fear, however well founded, is not your teenager’s fault. Let’s not forget which generation invented the smartphone and many of the ‘evil’ apps your teens likes to spend their day on, all of which were designed to be addictive! Teenagers are being […]

My Teen Is Up All Night and Sleeps All Day

However, the thought of 8 weeks of nagging your teen to get up and out of their room, off their phones/gaming, complete chores, be productive and stay out of trouble sucks the fun out of summer before you’ve even said hello to your favorite shorts and flip flops. Every summer it’s the same. In fact, […]

10 Strategies for Conquering Summer School

As if this past school year wasn’t enough, now you’re dealing with summer school. UGH! In spite of your best efforts to get your teen up, completing and handing in assignments, they failed a course (or two). It’s like they got lazy, gave up and stopped trying. This WILL NOT happen again! You’ve laid down […]

6 Tips to Survive Your Summer Vacation with Your Teen

You’ve worked hard for this vacation and are so looking forward to some time away from the stress and monotony of your regular routine. Especially after more than a year of many and ever-changing pandemic restrictions. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same enthusiasm as you do. Your teen is grumpy because they’d rather do nothing, […]