In a few weeks your teens will be out of school and ready to celebrate the holidays. The reality is that many of our teens are "checking out" now from school due to holiday excitement. How do we help them stay focused and also enjoy this time of year?
Help your teens by talking to them about a schedule for the next few weeks while they finish school assignments and study for mid-term exams. Make sure they have something fun to look forward to each week - which will help them do the school-related tasks they need to do. One way to keep them on track is to spend a few minutes each evening talking about upcoming holiday plans and reminding your teen that he/she will have free time soon.
Be sure to plan at least one fun event for your teen - watching holidays movies with friends and eating popcorn counts as a very positive fun event. Be creative - and ask your teen for ideas.
And enjoy the season!