How Well Do You Know Your Kids?

This is part II, in a series on “Raising Kids Today” with a focus on helping your teenager through the turbulent years.

Children and young adults are under more pressure today in terms of peer competition in school and in their personal lives than ever before.  Parents are desperately trying to be “good parents” and are constantly thinking, “What will work best for my child?”

All parents want their child to succeed in school and in life but often do not know how to go about achieving this goal.  The importance of confident parenting cannot be overstated.

It is unfortunate that children do not come with a manual at birth that provides instruction for raising children.  However, I am here to bring the good news that everyone can learn to become a champion parent.

In my latest book, “Champion Parenting: Giving Your Child a Competitive Edge”, and in my workshops, I have always stressed the fact that children who don’t get what they need at home will look elsewhere.  Some will run away from home, many others will consider ways of running from their pressures.

We all are aware of the latest statistics regarding teenage pregnancies, drug/alcohol abuse, high school dropouts, and suicide related deaths.  Many parents will say my teenager wouldn’t do that!  Most don’t. That is why it is important for parents to know the answers to the following questions:

Where are my children right now?

What are my teen’s deepest fears?

Who is my son or daughter’s best friend?

Do my children’s friends feel welcome in my home?

“Challenging times require inspiration, encouragement and confidence to produce positive results.  It is our goal that together we can build a winning team that embraces academic success and a brighter future for our children.”–Champion Parenting, Inc.

 

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About authoraliceiorio

A nationally known educator, with over 20 years of teaching experience (preschool- college) is President and founder of Champion Parenting, Inc., a nonprofit.
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