First 100 Words
There are no fast and hard rules for managing teenage behavior or guaranteeing they will avoid trouble or problematic friends. But all these new friends you’re now seeing—who are they anyway? You’d better find out. With school, extracurricular activities, and hanging out on weekends, teenagers may spend more time around their friends than they do with you.
Today, they can literally be in contact with each other 24 hours a day through the Internet and other technology. If your teen can’t even get through dinner without texting her friends, who do you think has more influence over her right now—you or them? . . .
When To Use
Why you need to know who your teen’s friends are, how to find out, not be a control freak; meeting friend’s parents, entertaining friends; when to act, evaluating friends, how to talk about their friends.
How to Use
Brown bag sessions, lobby displays, counseling sessions.