Throughout the week we are highlighting one essential life skill daily, with pointers for parents of teens and college students. You can truly empower teens to be real about their lives and build the muscles for the college experience, and competent independence.
Parents can help develop this skill by:
- Encouraging teens to find an effective system utilizing planners, lists, alarm clocks, etc.
- Whenever possible don’t “pick up the pieces” at home – Let teens really experience the consequences of their decisions with time management
Parent will no longer be monitoring this when their teens go off to college. It’s important to help them develop this life skill.
Maureen P. Tillman, L.C.S.W., is the founder and director of College with Confidence, a comprehensive psychotherapy service, with offices in Maplewood and Morristown, that supports parents and young adults through the college experience.