Didi Zahariades, MA

What are your Summer Expectations?

If you are on the west coast, school is starting to wrap up and if you are on the East Coast you are in the swing of summer.  This means the days are care free and the responsibilities of your teen are up for grabs.  Often I hear parents say, "Well he's going to have to get a job!"  Ok, does he have a job?  If not, then what are your teens responsibilities this summer?  Does he get to sleep in?  Stay out until 2am?  Have friends over?  Drive the car every day?  If you haven't discussed the expectations of your home this summer, now is the time.  Often teens do what they do because no one has specifically told them not to do something.  It sounds crazy but if you haven't discussed exactly your expectations of your teen, then make the assumption that your teen is running on his/her own rules.  Take Saturday morning and equip yourself with anything and everything that may come up this summer and pre-plan a discussion with your family.  Teens are often great about meeting your expectations, but if you don't set any then this could be a very long summer!

Post A Comment

You must be a member to post comments

Related Videos/Article

Kind Title Time Description Posted
Blog Entry Crazy (Not Lazy) Days of Summer What a crazy day. Meetings, more meetings, phone calls, appointments with the kids, errands - at.. 08/05/2009
Blog Entry Let Go of My Mango... I admit it, I am still a fairly, picky eater. But as a child, I could have starved to death had i.. 05/12/2010
Blog Entry Summer Vacation is HERE !!!! So, summer vacation is FINALLY here and I think I might be more excited than the kids this year. .. 06/13/2010
Article Summer Journal: It's Never Too Late to Start! Summer Journals: Art and Writing practice made fun! 08/01/2010
Article Cycling Family Style Remember the excitement when you picked out your first bike. It’s almost a rite of passage into .. 08/08/2010
Blog Entry Summer Boredom Summer BoredomBy CaroleIt’s August and the novelty of summer break is wearing off. Stores, news.. 08/10/2010
Sports Gear for Little Fans and Families - SportsKids.com