Helping Teens Nurture and Maintain Friends
Part 2 of my three part series on helping your teen make and maintain friends.
During adolescence teens are a whirlwind of indecision, impulsivity, emotions and strange trends.
They are overwhelmed with many new experiences offering them the chance to learn about themselves through making mistakes, taking chances and sometimes doing the right thing.
Their friends come and go quickly; it’s like a revolving door of best friends. This is normal, they are learning about forming, nurturing and maintaining relationships.
They do need to learn what it means to be a good friend and what to expect from a good friend.
A few things adults and parents of teens can do to help them nurture and maintain their friendships are:
1. Define what it means to be a good friend.
2. Talk about and model empathy.
3. Teach and model health boundaries.
Next week, part 3 will cover Letting Go of a Bad Friend.
Part 1 of a three part series on helping your teen make friends in REAL LIFE, not in the virtual world.
Teens often complain they don't know how to start a conversation with another teen, they are worried they will look stupid or lame. So I tried to make The Approach as simple as possible.
Watch this video and learn 3 easy steps to helping your teen approach another teen and make a friend:
- Pick a Target
- Compliment & Ask
Boom, they survived starting a conversation with another teen and they survived. Stay tuned next week for Part 2 - Maintaining Real Life Friends
Do you watch your teen get grilled by the questions of other adults?
Does your teen get annoyed by adults and their prying questions?
Do you get annoyed watching adults ask your teen prying questions?
"Where are you going to college?"
"What do you want to do when you grow up?"
"What did you get on your ACT?"
In this video I gift you 3 solid gold effective ways to avoid answering prying questions WITHOUT having to confront the adult asking the prying question about how inappropriate and non of their business the prying question is.
Watch this with your teen and practice the 3 ways and your teen will soon NOT be feeling pressured to answer prying questions again.
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