In the summer of 2009 my daughter joined the YMCA co-ed soccer league. One of her teammates was a boy named Hayden. Hayden’s mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles all gathered every Saturday morning, decked out in burnt orange, to cheer Hayden on. But Hayden hated soccer.
Are you having trouble getting your kids off the couch? Do you want your children to make better grades in school? Be more physically active? Join a sports team? Or participate in a service project? Motivating a child or teenager isn’t always easy, but if you follow the three steps below you are almost guaranteed to discover a whole new child:
“I want the kids to pitch in without pitching a fit! How can I make that happen?”
Allowing your child to have the sleep-away camp experience is one of the best things you can do for your child.
Like it or not, we are in the digital age and our children are growing up in a different world than anyone who has come before them. The question is: How do I get educated and set some rules about the digital age in my family? If you haven’t made this part of your value set as a family.... start.
Do you find it difficult to get your teenager to talk to you? Parenting Coach Katie Malinski, LCSW, role plays with Kate Raidt on how to get your teenager to open up and talk about their day.