Do you remember her? Do you remember the little girl who enjoyed the freedom to choose her clothes for the first time? She didn't care about what anyone else thought. She wrapped herself in polka dots and stripes without pausing to consider the color scheme. She grabbed the tutu and and everyone's attention as she pirouetted with a cape twirling around her. She made us laugh and squeal with delight at the smallest things and every now and then we remember her, but somewhere along the way, we lost her. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to our friends through social media and trading our confidence in for likes.
Let’s face it.Social media has changed our world. For. Ever. Still, there are a few activities that we need to make sure we take along with us in the future, regardless of what other progressions we make. One of those is networking. Read the blog to find a few suggestions about how to encourage networking at an early age.
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.
Does your daughter have someone she can talk to? Someone you trust to give her sound advice? Someone she believes cares about her? Someone she doesn't mind opening up to? If so, excellent! If for some reason, your answer was no, I'd like to persuade you to help her identify a mentor quickly. Why does she need your help? She may need your help because she doesn't recognize the value, see the need, or feel bold enough to initiate the relationship. Is this something you've modeled? Do you have a mentor or do you mentor someone (other than your own children) that she knows about?
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…