In this podcast, Evan guides parents to better understand not only their teens and their own emotions, but the very nature of emotions and how to shift perspective and relationship to emotions so they don’t feel as disruptive.
In this tidbit, Evan shares insights from Psychiatrist Daniel Siegel about how parents can better understand the positives of adolescent development — not only for their children’s sake, but for their own vitality and brain health.
I get a lot of comments from teens who have had their cell phones taken away and I hear a lot of concerns from parents about cell phone use. Cell phones are a big part of the modern teen experience.
Even if you are not worried about sexting, cell phones can be a significant distraction from important tasks, school and family time. They can also be a tool for bullying (or a medium through which kids get bullied).
Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal – an interesting perspective in this new age of technology. I think we are all still trying to figure out how to navigate the boundaries (and lack of boundaries) afforded by technology, whether cell phones, tablets or social media.
Let me know what you think about cell phones, privacy and monitoring your teen in a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.
(Plus, how to create opportunity for your teen to do better)
In this Teen Tidbit, Evan shares the four steps every parent of a teen must know in order to be effective. Plus, how to avoid (unknowingly) wrecking self-esteem in your teen and preventing opportunities for them to change their behavior and make better choices.