This daily parenting tips for teens post is made possible with support from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All opinions are my own.
Daily Parenting Tips for Teens (in 100 Words or Less)
Parenting teens can be really tough. It’s easy to find lots of advice and books and recommendations when kids are in infancy and even through to grade school, but as kids get older, sometimes parenting feels like you’re kind of on your own and isolated. The Center for Parent and Teen Communication is an organization that provides science-based strategies to support healthy family relationships. One of my favorite things about the CPTC is that they offer a daily parenting tip for teens newsletter– and they keep it to 100 words. I am a lot more likely to read a 100-word newsletter than I am to pick up a several-hundred-page parenting book at this stage of life, and I think many parents would feel the same!
I’m the mom of two teenagers (plus a tween). We’ve all been home close to full time for a few weeks shy of a year, thanks to the coronavirus. It’s made for some wonderful chats and also made for some disastrous “conversations,” which led us all to anger and frustration. While I’m sure that some of this is maybe sort of expected during a global pandemic, I know that some of it is stemming from how I am responding to things, in what I say, and how I’m reacting.
I watched the CPTC’s six new animated video series, but one really resonated with me: Destination, Good Communication. It took 100 words to get me thinking about how I can change things on my end to better communications with my teens, instead of just that I need to do better.
So, fellow parents of teens (and maybe tweens), maybe you want to check out these parenting videos as well. There are six, and watching them will take about 6 minutes of your time. I want to know which speaks to you as a parent!