Five Signs Your Child May be Falling Asleep at the Wheel of Life

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Many teens feel they don’t have what it takes to accomplish their dreams. Consumed with negativity, they slide into behaviors that derail dreams and destroy opportunities. But your teen does send out warning signals that indicate they may be headed for a crash. As a parent, you long to know how to spot these warning signs and how to help your kids wake up and recognize their potential.

“Everyone dreams, but not everyone knows how to convert dreams into reality,” says Jeanne Webster, author of “If You Could Be Anything, What Would You Be? A Teen’s Guide to Mapping Out the Future” (Dupuis North Publishing, $19.95, “Without a plan, many teens become overwhelmed and slip into self-sabotage mode.”

A certified life coach, Webster has helped hundreds of young people recognize their potential and discover how to attain fulfillment. She offers the free report “The Art of Communication for Parents and Teens” at

Here Webster shares five signs your child may be nodding off:


Rushing. Teens are often tempted to sample too much too soon. Encourage them to enjoy life now.


Procrastination. Putting things off only makes things harder later.


Laziness. This can lead to depression. Suggest your teen try new and different things to get out of the rut.


Limiting beliefs. Remind your child that they haven’t even begun to tap into their potential.


The Big Three: Drinking, Drugs, and Sex. These all carry serious dangers. If your child is engaged in any of these behaviors, be sure they understand what the ramifications could be.

Don’t let your teen drift dangerously off the path. Recognize signs of “slumber” before it’s too late and give them a wake up call!

Get the free report “The Art of Communication for Parents and Teens” or purchase your copy of “If You Could Be Anything, What Would You Be?” at


Jeanne Webster

(828) 342-4030

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