Beachwood, Ohio (PRWEB) July 30, 2013
Getting your teen ready for college is the focus of Your Teen 360°, a new series from Your Teen Magazine for Parents.
Your Teen Magazine created Your Teen 360° to offer parents multiple perspectives from teenagers, parents, and experts.
In the series, Your Teen suggests how parents can better prepare their teenagers for freshman year and help ease the stressful transition. Parents should talk to their college-bound teens about such topics and issues as social life in college, living with roommates, academics, staying safe, and managing money.
The series includes features by Meredith Bonacci, PhD, a licensed psychologist practicing in New York City who specializes in adolescents and young adults; and Your Teen blogger Emma Freer. Bonacci and Freer address fears that teens often have about their first year of college and recommend how parents can help teens overcome these concerns.
You can view the series here:
“Going away to college for the first time can create tremendous anxiety around this monumental change for both parents and teens. One way to ease the tension is to get information -- answers to the obvious questions and also to the questions you didn’t know to ask.” Editor in Chief/Publisher Susan Borison says. “We tell parents what to expect and share timely information that they should discuss with their teen sons and daughters.”
Here are a few excerpts:
It is so important to take a “time out” to manage stress. Discuss with your teen what types of activities you use to reduce stress, brainstorm what type of daily or weekly activities they can be doing on campus to manage stress effectively (such as yoga, running, weight lifting, intramural sports, art, music). Another great way to prevent stress includes regular sleep and healthy eating habits. Remember to talk about what to do if stress becomes too overwhelming, when would they know that they needed some help? Research counseling services available, often located conveniently on campus and free for students.
My hall-mates and I never formally decided how we wanted to split up cleaning responsibilities. Because my parents always took advantage of child labor during house cleaning, I knew how to dust and vacuum, clean windows and sinks, and load up the dishwasher. However, I only knew to do these things because my parents demanded it of my siblings and me at specified time intervals. I wish my parents (or my hall-mates’ parents) had encouraged us to make some kind of chore schedule early in the year. As lame as this sounds, it would have been preferable to the “wait-until-the-kitchen-is-so-dirty-someone-is-compelled-to-clean-it-all-by-herself” approach we developed instead.
The series includes other information and advice on topics including:
About Your Teen Magazine:
Your Teen addresses the challenges inherent in raising teens and helps parents of teens to continue the journey toward the goal of successful parenting. In the magazine format, parents can pose questions, offer personal tactics and hear the different perspectives of professionals, other parents, and teenagers on relevant topics. Your Teen hopes to ease the worry.
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