Teaching Teens To Take Responsibility

Oct 12, 2021 | Kelowna

Ah, adolescence. It's that unclearly defined span of years that bridge childhood to adulthood. When your child is an adolescent it can be hard to find the right balance of responsibility and dependence. Here are some tips from experts that help teach our teens about responsibility without forcing them to grow up immediately:

1. If your teen is in high school, try not to micromanage them. "Instead of waking them up each morning, let them use an alarm clock," says Jamie Farnsworth Finn, writing for Today.com. 

2. Hold firm when dealing with consequences of bad behavior. If your teen is breaking house rules and isn't receiving any consequence, then your teen is learning that there isn't any reason to obey house rules. Conversely, a teen who has learned that breaking curfew results in having their phone taken away has also learned the beginning of responsibility. 

3. Set clear expectations with your teen about school attendance, homework, and grades. Earning a perfect 4.0 might not be a high priority for your family, or even a healthy one, but maybe consistently studying is. Help your teen set themselves up for success by making rules about what is and isn't acceptable at school. 

If your teen needs help to succeed in Math, consider enrolling that student at Mathnasium of Kelowna. We are located at Unit 137 - 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y3H4, in the Capri Centre Mall near A&W and across from Starbucks. Mathnasium of Kelowna has been helping teens like yours take responsibility for their own math learning for <1 years.

Our Director, Alana McLellan, can be reached at 250-859-4272. We've been building math skills in students from all over Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Central Okanagan and from schools like A.S. Matheson Elementary, Raymer Elementary, Casorso Elementary, Ecole Glenmore Elementary, Chute Lake Elementary, Dorthea Walker Elementary, Anne McClymont Elementary, Bellevue Creek Elementary, South Kelowna Elementary, Bankhead Elementary, North Glenmore Elementary, Watson Road Elementary, Pearson Elementary, Springvalley Elementary, Rutland Elementary, Rose Valley Elementary, Hudson Road Elementary, George Pringle Elementary, Helen Gorman Elementary, Glenrosa Elementary, Shannon Lake Elementary, Kelowna Christian Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic School Ecole KLO Middle, Ecole Dr. Knox Middle, Canyon Falls Middle, Rutland Middle, Springvalley Middle, Kelowna Christian Middle/High , Kelowna Senior Secondary, Okanagan Mission Secondary, Rutland Senior Secondary, Mount Boucherie Secondary.

We can't wait to help your student take responsibility of their math learning! Sign up today for a Free Assessment & Trial Session.

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