School will be starting soon. This means an end to summer relaxation, sleeping in until noon, and having nothing to do all day. For teens, getting back into a routine can be a big challenge. Going back to school means having to manage their time.
I know as an adult, I feel like I rarely have time for myself. I’m constantly balancing work, social life, marriage, parenting with the need to eat regularly, exercise, and take care of my own health. Even though teens don’t have the same demands, that doesn’t mean that they have fewer people asking for their time. I wanted to take a couple of posts to highlight some issues that come up with returning to school. This post is meant to remind parents of the many demands teens have on their time and provide some tips on how to manage those demands. It is definitely not an all encompassing list! We’ll focus on time management today and talk about sports and extracurricular activities in the next post. Read full post »