Activities for Teens during the Coronavirus Quarantine

Teen Activities Coronavirus Quarantine

Like in most school systems around the U.S., we are looking at a minimum of four weeks of school cancellations. That has left parents all around looking for activities for teens during the coronavirus quarantine, to hopefully make the best of it.  In our own house, we’re trying to turn this from a time of stress and anxiety into one of positive results.
Beyond the conversations, knowing that this has become a very extended break with lots of restrictions on free time, we’re facing different challenges with our teens. While teens may be more self sufficient than if we had younger kids at home, they also see days disappear behind Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. It’s an interesting balance between using the time wisely so they’re not rusty when it’s time to go back to school, and not putting them on a work schedule like an adult.

3 Steps Your Teen Can Do Right Now to Reach their Goals!

3 Steps Your Teen Can Do Right Now to Reach their Goals!

Building the right habits and plans for goal setting can be totally overwhelming for anyone, but especially for teens. In our role as parents, we want to encourage our teens to be independent while they work on the life skills they will need for everything in the future:  planning, prioritizing, self-accountability. But when it comes to setting goals, all of us could use extra support.  The best way to help teens with their goals is to give them specific steps that they can follow easily and significantly increase their chances of success! 

Studies have shown a significant increase in the chances of success when you write down goals, but then even more when you share your goals and commit to weekly accountability.

3 easy steps to make goals actionable

3 easy steps to make goals actionable

Does your teen seems to always get stuck not knowing where to start, no matter what small or big goal they are trying to achieve?

Living spontaneously and in the moment is a great thing. But it’s not great if you end up spinning your wheels because you don’t even know where to start.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Teens have SO much going on!  So much earlier than we had to.  College prep, varsity sports, volunteer work/community service, the list goes on and on.  They will need to build some pretty solid planning skills and habits to get through all of it.

So what’s the key? Goals have to be actionable. That is the only way to make sure they will know what steps to take, and don’t waste valuable time spinning their wheels.

Not another school group project! 10 tips to make it better

Not another school group project! 10 tips to make it better

Does your teen come home complaining about yet another school group project? Most likely they’re worried that they’ll end up doing all the work, or it’s going to be chaos, or they’ll end up with a bad grade because someone didn’t contribute.

School group projects are meant to teach our kids how to work together with many other personalities and skill levels. This is a very useful skill to have for high school and college, and it prepares them for “the real world”. But year after year, school group projects end up being a huge cause of stress and worry for some kids.

FREE EBOOK:  5 SIMPLE SKILLS TO MAXIMIZE TEEN PRODUCTIVITY

Claim your own copy of our eBook “5 Simple Skills to Maximize Teen Productivity”.  You can share these valuable ideas with your teen, and help guide them through simple steps to become a master planner!

This book will help you guide your teen to develop new habits that will make it easy to:

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Prioritize efficiently
  3. Master “single-tasking”
  4. Take breaks to improve efficiency
  5. Practice self-reflection

 

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