Outside Activities for You and Your Teen
1.) A great outside activity that you and your teenager can do is a walk at the park. Walking at the park can be a great way to bond with one another while getting in some exercise. During this time, you will have the opportunity to speak with your teenager about things that need to be going on in their life. This can also be a great opportunity for you to talk about school and how their social, life is. You can also ask them about their future plans, and whether or not they are considering a college. These are all very important discussions and talks to have with your teenager in order to better understand where they are in life and how their emotional state is.
2.) If you are noticing that your teenager is starting to act out, it is important that you take immediate action. There are many different programs that you can have your teenager go to. One of the best program that is there to help out many teenagers is called a scared straight program. This program was designed to help out parents and teenagers with behavior problems, emotional problems, and the problems in general that they may be facing. In this program, your teen will learn how to cope with their emotions, and how to properly express themselves without resorting to sarcasm, anger, or passive aggressiveness. Your teenager will also learn how to be disciplined and will discover ways that they can look for a job as well.
3.) Another good idea to keep your teenager active throughout the summer is by making sure that here she finds himself or herself a job, or that he or she is involved in some sort of community service project. A community service project can be a great way for him or her to learn about helping others without expecting something back in return. The program listed above is also a great way for you to be able to learn more about the different community service projects that are going on in your area. You can start by talking to your teen about what he or she is interested in helping out around the community. You can also have a discussion with your teenager about the importance of helping out others, and the importance of always being able to lend a hand without expecting anything in return.