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2 Unique Ways to Position Your Teen for Success

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How can you position your teen for success?

You may be surprised at the many unique ways you can position your teen for success.

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Help Your Teen Find His Gift in the Trades

There used to be a day when something would break in your home and your dad could fix it.

And if dad couldn’t fix it, then the neighbor could.

Today, however, it’s easier to buy something new or hire a repairman.

Fixing things together with your teen is actually a tool for building relationships and teachable moments.

Parents, while your child is still young help him discover his interests and talents.

It just may be that honing a trade may position your teen for success instead of four years of college. Especially in today’s computer age there are tremendous opportunities for success and personal satisfaction in the trades.

Sleep Can Position Your Teen For Success

When it comes to negative behavioral issues within our kids; sometimes the obvious things are the ones most overlooked.

Many parents are faced with irritable teenagers and teens that just can’t seem to complete menial tasks.

If household chores, completing homework assignments, getting out of bed in the morning, or just having a less than chipper personality is commonplace with your teen, then I’d like you to consider something.

Parents; before suspecting the worst, just ask yourself and your teen – How much sleep are they getting each night?

Monitor their sleep if you need to. Teenagers require between 8.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep each night to function normally.

If your teen fails to exercise prudence in this area they are not too old for you to enforce a bedtime.

Conversation Starter: What are some other unique opportunities to help your teen achieve success?

Trace Embry is the Founder and Director of Shepherds Hill Academy, a Christ-centered therapeutic residential program, as well as a private accredited boarding school for troubled teenagers. He is the Host of the "License to Parent with Trace Embry Radio Program." He is also a public speaker, and teaches parenting classes. Visit his parenting blog at “Insight for Today's Culture with Trace Embry."

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