Tweens and teens have a variety of mentors available to them in teachers, coaches, youth leaders, and older siblings, but in order to maximize those relationships and make the most out of them, you have to help them monitor the relationships! Let's talk about 3 myths that may keep your daughter from maximizing her relationship with her mentor.
The holidays are here! I hope you're as excited as I am, but just in case you're wondering about how to spend your time with your daughter and thinking of ideas, I've got one...or four...for you!
The kitchen was one of the many places my grandma used to teach me life lessons, and I think it was one of the easiest for me to process the info because it gave me something to focus my attention on when I became uncomfortable with the subject matter. I developed anorexia when I was fifteen, a time when I found myself eating fast food more and more and spending less time in the kitchen. You might be surprised by what you find out about your teen when you begin cooking together! Read the entire blog to find more suggestions…
Growing up, I butted heads with my mom a lot. I didn't recognize that she was a safe place to find comfort and help me problem solve. All that has changed now, thank God, but it was a way of life when I was growing up and it's my goal to help someone.
I am all for routine. As a teacher, I've learned how much children need consistency. Consistent routines help kids and teens -even adults- feel comfortable. Consistent routines help us to feel a sense of control, as if everything isn't falling down around us. Every now and then though, we need to break with consistency-especially with a week as many of us have had. Whether you have experienced a recent tragedy or know someone who has, don't be afraid to throw away the routine!