TEEN MENTAL HEALTH: “I will be home for you when you need me.” Does your teen know you are there for them?

Written by RCL

As your teen ventures out into the world of work and friends, you know, from when you were a teen — you went out of the house.  Maybe for a Girlfriend, boyfriend, work or a new adventure.

Surviving a very strict home life & being a teen once, I have seen the results of a solid home life and family foundation.  I was blessed and afforded the chance to have such an upbringing, but you can still rule the roost and allow your teen the freedom to explore, respect your family foundation and without incident.

The rules were simple.

Starting from the moment you wake up, simple rules were easy to follow.  See if any of these rules apply in your family dynamics.

  1.  Make your bed, pick up any cloths from the night before, properly dispose them or  re hang or drawer them.
  2.  Look in the first mirror you see and tell yourself “it’s going to be a great day.”
  3.  Eat something. Toast, fruit or anything you can find.
  4.  Mingle with the family for as long as a half hour.
  5.  Take care of personal hygiene.
  6.  Plan your day and work your plan. Remember birthdays/holidays/family events.
  7. Be kind to others and walk around with a smile. “It is a great day.”
  8. Call a friend or close family member/check-in if you are going to be away from home for more than 24 hours. Respect that people care about you.
  9. Always try to make dinner at the family home and if other plans come up, coffee/tea moments are always a great way to catch up on the day events with the family.
  10. Evening hours are wind down hours. Clean the day off with a bath/shower and by 8 P.M., it is time to reflect the day and of course, allowing at least 1 hour on the computer to check e mail(s), “news” and then off.
  11. Number 11 is my favorite rule. Sleep, dream and more deeper reflections of a successful day. Good or bad days are the same, the only difference is some days things don’t go the way you envisioned it.

Rules are not so bad. They can help you develop your professional and emotional intelligence.

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As your teen ventures out into the world of work and friends, you know, from when you were a teen — you went out of the house.  Maybe for a girlfriend, boyfriend,  family, work or a new adventure.

Surviving a very strict home life, & being a teen once, I have seen the results of a solid home life and family foundation.  I was blessed and afforded the chance to have such an upbringing, but you can still rule the roost and allow your teen the freedom to explore and respect your family foundation and without incident.

The rules were simple.

Starting from the moment you wake up, simple rules were easy to follow.  See if any of these rules apply in your family dynamics.

  1.  Make your bed, pick up any cloths from the night before, properly dispose them or  re hang or draw them.
  2.  Look in the first mirror you see and tell yourself “it’s going to be a great day.”
  3.  Eat something. Toast, fruit or anything you can find.
  4.  Mingle with the family for as long as a half hour.
  5.  Take care of personal hygiene.
  6.  Plan your day and work your plan. Remember birthdays/holidays/family events.
  7. Be kind to others and walk around with a smile. “It is a great day.”
  8. Call a friend or close family member/check-in if you are going to be away from home for more than 24 hours. Respect that people care about you.
  9. Always try to make dinner at the family home and if other plans come up, coffee/tea moments are always a great way to catch up on the day events with the family.
  10. Evening hours are wind down hours. Clean the day off with a bath/shower and by 8 P.M., it is time to reflect the day and of course, allowing at least 1 hour on the computer to check e mail(s), “news” and then off.  Take the news lightly, they have no idea.
  11. Number 11 is my favorite rule. Sleep, dream and more deeper reflections of a successful day. Good or bad days are the same, the only difference is some days things don’t go the way you envisioned it.

Rules are not so bad. They can help you develop your professional and emotional intelligence.

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I would love to here your comments and yours shares of incite to help teens understand rules and family values.

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