Dreaming of summer? Parenthetical is too! Today’s article, a three-part series on summer choices for teens, provides parents with tips on how to discuss and prioritize summertime goals. Be sure to check back over the next few weeks for further tips on how these summer goals can be achieved and how to choose the right summer plan. It is never too early for parents and teens to start planning for a productive, safe and fun summer!
Summer can really sneak up on the parents of young teens. By the time parents realize their child has aged out of their stand-by day camp, it may be too late to register for summer teen programs. Or maybe your child has begun a campaign against another summer with the babysitter, […]
In this week’s Parenthetical post we feature a short video and article by Sue Shellenbarger, the Work and Family columnist at the Wall Street Journal. Drawing on recent research and brain imaging studies of teens, Shellenbarger discusses four different phases of the
Young children often have trouble understanding why they cannot have every toy or piece of candy they see at the store. However, around age 10, kids begin to comprehend that money is a limited resource.
Admitting a learning challenge can be difficult for anyone, but for teens, who are already struggling with issues of identity and self-worth, asking for help can be even harder. As parents, there are steps we can take to help teens admit difficulties they may be facing and provide resources to help…
No matter how famous, how smart, or how prepared you are parenting an adolescent can be a daunting task. Parenthetical is designed to help and support you as you prepare to meet that challenge. It’s a blog, a website, and a social network, all in one place, where you can talk with other parents and interact with experienced parenting educators and adolescent development experts from University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
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