How did it go by so quickly — last school year, that is? Seems just yesterday it was May and the school year was ending. Now it’s September with the first-of-the-year progress report is just around the corner.
All the parental concerns for your high school teenager are back on the table. How do you help your teen handle bullying? Is your teen responsible enough to drive? Has the maturity set in enough that he can stay home alone? How do you help with rising peer pressure and falling self-esteem?
How do you look out for your teen’s health and safety without coming on as overbearing? How do you work hand-in-hand with teachers, counselors, and administrators as you move toward graduation? And that upcoming sleepover where you know your daughter’s friend but you’ve never met her parents or been to her house. Oh, dear!
So many questions and we’ll explore some answers. At least we’ll toss around some options; because so often, there are no clearly right or clearly wrong answers. But options make it easier to navigate the rough spots. In the meantime, what are your thoughts? Can you suggest some helpful options that have helped you successfully navigate these complicated waters?