We tackle big issues by providing ideas that parents can reference as they make critical decisions.
Beachwood, Ohio (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
The “Homecoming Survival Guide,” released today by Your Teen Magazine for Parents, offers practical tips on teens and alcohol, co-ed sleepovers, teen sex, grinding and more.
“Parents want their teenagers to enjoy their friends and all of the traditions tied to Homecoming. But they’re also concerned about reckless behavior and poor choices that can ruin the night,” Editor-In-Chief/Publisher Susan Borison says. “At Your Teen Magazine, we tackle big issues by providing ideas that parents can reference as they make critical decisions for their families.”
Download the “Homecoming Survival Guide” here:
The guide has sections on:
- How to deal with teens and alcohol at home
- Excuses and covers for hiding alcohol use
- How one parent addressed grinding
- Co-ed sleepovers from different perspectives (mom, dad, sons, and daughter)
- Talking with teens about sex
Here are some examples:
Alcohol at Home:
When teens drink alcohol in a home where the parents don’t care or don’t monitor, the teens behave with the same sense of freedom they feel when parents are not home.
Covers for Drinking:
1. Complaints of “flu” symptoms the next day
2. Carrying heavy-looking purses/backpacks/ duffels to a party
3. Discovery of empty cans of Red Bull (They drink it and then substitute alcohol)
Visions of my sweet, innocent daughter grinding on the leg of some guy popped in my mind. She knew by the look on my face that “this” was going to be a long one. She settled in as I imparted my infinite wisdom on the pitfalls of grinding.
I know that everyone at a co-ed sleepover is not having sex, but I also know it’s hard to resist temptation and it’s hard to stand up to peer pressure. So why put yourself in a difficult situation?
If you are embarrassed by the topic or uncomfortable with the conversation, you can admit this to your teen. You can even say, “This makes me so uncomfortable, but it’s so important that I will do it anyway.”
About Your Teen Magazine for Parents
Your Teen addresses the challenges inherent in raising teenagers and helps parents 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.