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Mother’s Day is Around the Corner. Is Your Teen Ready?

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Let me begin by wishing all of the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. It’s a wonderful day. As someone who lost their mother at a young age, I am always in awe of those who still have their mothers with them. 

This is also a good time to talk to your teen about their feelings and themselves. Should you have a daughter, talking about everything they have to look forward to as a future mother would be outstanding. 

Teens need to always have something to look forward to so that they remain positive.

Should you have a son, let them know how important he is to you and how much you treasure him. Remember to ask them about their feelings regarding life, school, and themselves. 

Here are a few ideas to make the day more impactful.

  1. For this Mother’s Day, make it a cell-phone-free day.
  2. Ask great questions about your teen’s life, classes, school ending, summer vacation, and friends.
  3. Ask which was their favorite teacher and why.
  4. Make sure your teen has a healthy summer program ahead.
  5. Do something physical, like taking a walk together or a hike.
  6. Talk about what it was like for you as a teenager and the strains on your parents that you brought.
  7. Talk about good health habits.
  8. Talk about the need to remain positive in the face of life’s ongoing adversities.
  9. If your mother is still alive, ask them to describe what you were like as a teenager to your teen. You will all have a great laugh.

It’s easy to forget your teen on Mother’s Day because the center of attention is their mother. Even so, thoughtful questions and actions can really solidify your family bonds while giving your teen a great attitude filled with confidence moving forward.

For more information, please contact me at elliot@abrighterday.org or 510-206-1103.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Elliot

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