'IE=EmulateIE7' http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible'/> Simple Parent Tips - Parenting, Etiquette, Schools: February 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Parenting Teenagers - Dating Tips

I was visiting with a friend who has two teenage daughters and we started talking about dating - when, where and how. Here is the advice I gave her:

  •  It’s important for teenagers to interact socially with friends, not just on facebook or texting. However, where, when and how that social interaction happens needs to be monitored by the parents. 
  • Going to the mall is fine, but put a time limit on the trip and have regular check in times. Know exactly which friends your daughter or son is going to mall with.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Tips for Parents

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Here are some Valentine tips and trivia you may not know:
  •    Approximately 1 billion Valentine cards are sent each year.
  •  Teachers receive the most Valentine cards, followed by children, mothers, wives and sweethearts.

Valentine Etiquette and Tips for Parents:
  • Since teachers receive the most Valentine’s cards, be sure the Valentine card your child gives to his or her teacher is appropriate and kind. 
  • It’s always best to have your child bring a Valentine card for every student in the class. Leaving someone out can be hurtful, especially for younger children.