Recently, a well known educator and speaker on parenting issues made a list of all the
difficult questions parents had been asking him about their teens. He noticed that of all the issues that are bothering parents, the number one concern is what to do about bad friends. This question was mentioned more than twice as often as the next most common concern.
AN OPEN LETTER FROM EVERY CHILD
DEAR MOM, DAD, OR GUARDIAN,
I love you, and I know that you want to be the best parent that you can be. I am very sensitive, and I can feel your warmth, your caring, and your heart's desire to see me happy, healthy and successful in all areas of my life.
The following messages come from my heart:
Starting your children off with a right view of finances is so important
these days - especially when debt seems to be a common way of life for so many.
Who knows if the young parents of today were ever taught such a vital lesson in
life as being able to properly manage their finances. Perhaps their lives would
have been so much different. We can never know - and can never change it. We
can, however, change the way our own children look at money. Here are some
important lessons to teach your children about such an important subject -
What is a parent to think? I see behavior changes in my child. They used to be social, outgoing and communicated with the family. Now my child is secretive, isolated & uncommunicative. Is it possible that my worst nightmare has come true? My child is using drugs?