Monday, August 16, 2010
BACK TO SCHOOL TALK WITH YOUR TEENS
As Teens Head Back to School, Take Time to Talk. The back to school season is a time of new beginnings for teens, as it is for parents too. It can also be a time of new challenges for many young people dealing with added pressure from friends, especially when it involves teen drug and teen alcohol use. Back to school season is a time for parents to set new boundaries regarding social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, texting and cell phone usage, and internet passcodes. Parents should set time aside, on a regular basis, to meet with their teenager, discuss life issues and events, and remain a pillar of strength and influence, in their teen’s life.
Inspirationsyouth.com, provides a great website for information of teen behaviors, teen drug abuse, teen mental health issues, and high school education within a therapeutic environment. Inspirationsyouth.com is an online resource to help parents start an ongoing dialogue with their kids about avoiding risky behaviors. Parents can learn about what teens are seeing and learning from their increased exposure to media and talk with them about the importance of making positive, choices most of which will determine the direction of their future.
Waiting for the right time to speak with teenagers will result in waiting for too long. In addition to direct conversation with a teen, it is also helpful for parents to keep in touch via the current media and communication styles, including cell phone texting, emails, and twitter. It can be a fun way to keep the lines of communication open.
Reach out to us. If the information you are looking for is not found here and you need immediate attention you may contact us:
Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237
Addiction Treatment for Adults and Young Adults: 1-888-387-6237