sundown, attending a concert until10 or hanging out at a friend’s houseuntil 11.
The more she proves she’sresponsible, the more comfortableyou’ll feel about letting her stay outlater.
As teenagers explore summer and
the world on their own, it’s also
important for them to be able to
assess risk. Here’s how:
Look first: Remind your teen
to stop, think and check out the
situation before doing anything,
Wear the gear: a helmet while
cycling or climbing, a life jacket while
boating, a seatbelt when climbing
into a vehicle and so on.
Get the training: whether it’slearning to drive or taking on a newsport, learn from the experts.
Drive sober: whether he’s behindthe wheel of a car, truck, ATV orboat, your teen needs full control ofmind and body. No alcohol, otherdrugs, lack of sleep, or distractionssuch as cellphones and rowdypassengers.
Finally, impress upon your teen tolook for support when he needs it. It’salways all right to ask for help.
Things to do this summer
Summer presents the opportunity
for teens to enjoy all kinds of
activities: bike riding with friends or
an impromptu game of soccer at a
nearby park. Other ideas include:
and fairs in your corner of the
communities run outdoor movies
where people bring their own lawn
chairs and popcorn.