|Teenage Resource Room|
Got Teenagers? This spot was created just for you!
Local Teen Scene:
Teen Book Club: It's Not Your Mother's Book Club. Meets at the South County LIbrary. For details: 936-4427727 x370
Game Day for Young Adults. Teens meet to enjoy games and goodies. Ages 12 and up. Meet at the Mitchell Library, Tuesdays at 3:30pm.
Left to his own devices, your teen would probably prefer to spend all his free time in front of MySpace with an IV of Starbucks and a never-ending supply of microwave popcorn. Here's where you come in. Use our plan for activities that will bring out the enthusiasm in your young adult! Stretch these twelve projects out over the course of a year, and know that you will have a connection with your teen in a significant way at least once a month!
Remember when Chuck E Cheese was the coolest place around? Not anymore! Don't worry - you're sure not to strike out with these fun teen party ideas.
RECOMMENDED READING FOR MOMS:
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens: Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times by Richard Carlson. From the wildly successful Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series, Carlson again hits the mark with a common sense approach to keeping life simple.
Teens in Turmoil: A Path to Change for Parents, Adolescents and Their Families by Carol Maxym and Leslie B. York. Practical help for families with teens with troubling behavior. Includes quizzes, charts and resources.
Rebel Without a Car, Surviving and Appreciating Your Child by Fred Mednick. Written by a high school principal, this book suggests a variety of ways to cope with your child’s adolescence, and maybe even learn a little about yourself along the way.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. A true story and a recently released movie, this book is a good read for both you and your teen. A good conversation starter, it might even get your teen to talk to you!
Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott. Learn how encouragement and follow-through will help you to guide your child through the teen years, while you grow to better understand each other.
Parenting Teens With Love And Logic by Foster Cline. A unique approach to dealing with the turmoil of adolescence, the authors recognize that teens learn best when they're allowed to make choices and learn from the consequences
A Little Secret for Dealing with Teens by Jennie Hernandez Hanks. This book offers busy, pressured parents an easy method to connect with their teens and keep them on the right track.
Interview with a Teenager - Real thoughts from a local teen.
Introducing... the Quarterly Allowance - A creative idea for increasing your teen's money management skills.
Teach Your Daughter to Love Her Body - Be her role model!
Dealing with Teen Nutrition - Tips to provide healthy choices in a teen diet.
WoodlandsMommy.com recommends plugging in to these websites:
This site includes information on physical health, nutrition and many other related topics for teens. Articles are concise and geared for a teen’s attention span.
A teen lifeline—check out your child’s page, as well as the pages of her friends.
A great way to keep tabs on what your teen is listening to, what TV shows, movies and music are hot, or to even download some 80s tunes for yourself.
This site offers a cool search tool to identify colleges around the country that might fit with your teen’s interests and talents.
Free Typing Games
Have a student with less-than-stellar keyboarding skills? This teacher-recommended site provides a practice forum.
A web community with topics ranging from what to buy your kid for Christmas to how to talk about teen pregnancy.
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports website offers a range of articles on nutrition and fitness, especially applicable for high school athletes.
Center for Disease Control
Parents with new drivers will find that this Centers for Disease Control site has compiled some startling teen driver statistics as well as some helpful recommendations. The expanded site also contains factual information about other teen health issues.
Troubled Teen 101
For parents with specific issues that need to be addressed quickly, this site discusses drug abuse, suicide and other major behavior problems. It can help a parent recognize when outside help is needed and offers some options for action.