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by @reneetougas

What does it look like to high school homeschoolers? Well, that depends on the student in question (And of course the family!) I talk about all that, and more, in my interview with @homeschoolunrefined.

The second part of that interview was released this week. Check out @homeschoolunrefined for the link.

Those 2 podcast episodes have been well received by Homeschool Unrefined listeners. I can't remember what all we talked about (even though I prepared pages of notes). I haven't found the time yet to listen to those interviews, and also listening to myself is so cringe. So many "likes", ugh... But I do remember this much about the interview (and also I listened to 10 minutes of one last night and realizing I actually said something valuable in those 10 minutes), I speak a lot about how I've worked to cultivate a learning environment and more importantly, a relationship with my kids, that has carried and sustained us through the high school years. And those things: our relationship, the learning environment, and how we approach learning have always been more important to me than the curriculum, the subject matter, the "content" so to speak.

Anyway, you can find that and a lot more - the importance of the outdoors in our family life, how we handle technology, what I love about high school and what's hard, etc. on those episodes.
If you give a listen let me know what you think and what you'd wish I'd speak more about. I've got some plans in mind to do some homeschool teaching/support next year and your feedback will help with that.
#homeschoolingthroughhighschool #homeschoolteenagers #homeschoolpodcast #homeschooler #homeschoollife #homeschoolfamily #homeschooler #selfdirectedlearning #interestledlearning #ilovemyteenagers #raisingteens #wildandfreekids #wildandfreemama #projectbasedhomeschooling #projectbasedlearning


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by @mybattlecall

For realZ.
Maybe even 2062.
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You guys! I found a new friend on the internet and she is wickedly rad. Follow her @mamaneedsa_nap 💝
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#motherhoodunplugged #internationaldayofthegirl #parentinglife #raisingteens #parentingquotes #writersoninstagram


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by @houseoflittlejo

Being a parent is tough. Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions for our kids wellbeing. Take this little money box. It was a gift for our oldest Liv to say yes we believe in you, but we feel that this isn’t the right time. She wanted to do a 4 week world challenge expedition to India in 2020. This meant her raising over £4K in under 18 months. Listening to the talk about the trip it sounded fantastic, giving them opportunities that will have a positive effect on their confidence, communication, and endless other life skills. We really felt she would benefit from it. But, now is not the right time for her. She is starting her GCSE’s, trains 12 hours a week at gymnastics and struggles to find time to keep her room tidy (allegedly), let alone fundraise so much money in such a short time. So reluctantly (and after a very heated, tearful discussion) we had to come to an agreement to start fundraising now, but do the 2022 trip. Despite the fact some of her friends are doing it this time, we couldn’t allow her to make herself ill trying to maintain the momentum of fundraising, compete at her current gym level (her decision) and get her grades. It didn’t stop us feeling like awful parents, but we hope she understands. We believe she can do it, and the box represents our commitment to helping her as much as we can (and I don’t mean financially- that’s not the point of the trip) but it needs to be the right time. #parentingistough #toughdecisions #toughcall #difficultdecisions #raisingteens #doingtherightthing #schooltrips #parenting #parentinguk #gettingitright #raisinggirls #raisinggirlsright #toughlove #mums #dads #mumssupportingmums #parentinglife #kids #nopressure #kidsmentalhealth #childrensmentalhealth #believeinyourself #mumsofinstagram #mumsofinstagramuk #parentsofinstagram


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by @coombsdiaries

as for my girls I will raise them to think they breathe fire - Jessica Kirkland


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by @strengthof7

Let's Talk about it 🗣🗣. Is it easier to look for love online rather than traditional dating?? Do you have any advice to share from an experience you had. Something everything WOMAN can relate to.... 7 WOMEN... 7 OPINIONS... 7 DIFFERENT ATTITUDES... 7 DIFFERENT LIVES #SEVEN #womenempowerment #blackgirlmagic #StrengthOfSeven #Sisterhood #SisterFriends #Blog #Vlog #Podcast #LifeHacks #Parenting #Love #Relationships #Family #Work #RaisingToddlers #RaisingTeens #BreastFeeding #Dating #Marriage


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by @lifeskills4college

I'm constantly surprised at how often I have to encourage high school and college students to "Google it" or look it up on You Tube. We assume that since they grew up with the internet, they know to do this or how to do it well or how to discern whether information they see is credible. .
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Instead of answering a teen's every question, we can serve them better by showing them how to find the answers on their own. .
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Just like the old Chinese proverb says, "You give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime".
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Let's "feed our teens for a lifetime" by teaching them how to be resourceful.
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What is the most recent thing you learned from Google or You Tube?


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by @soul_coach4parentsofteens

Cannabis will become legal in Canada tomorrow. Do you know how to talk to your teen about cannabis? Just telling your teen not to do drugs is not effective- get the low down on how to talk to teens about cannabis right now! I’m going live on Facebook right now! Copy and paste this URL into your web browser to join me! www.facebook.com/gratitudework


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by @faithfully_barefoot

When did this happen????? I’m not old enough to have teenagers, let alone one leaving home in just a few weeks 😳 I’m doing my best to soak them up! I love being their mom and I’m so grateful for the energy and health I have to live well with them! Friends, I truly can’t believe how fast it really goes! I’m enjoying this stage with them so much! Don’t fear the teen years, it’s amazing 😉
#raisingadults #raisingteens #momofteens

Glorieta, New Mexico
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by @homeschoolingwiththeclassics

One thing I’ve learned, after almost 18 years of parenting, is that it doesn’t get easier, but it does change. Sure, there are seasons when you will coast along on the joy that vastly outweighs the physical or emotional weariness. I’m here to tell you though, that there will also be seasons where the joy feels like a treasure that needs to be dug out from under the rubble of exhaustion, frustration or sorrow. But the seasons of joy and ease will always come again.
As I parent my two, soon-to-be three, teens, I’ve found that they need me present for them, just as much as my toddler. They need my mind and heart engaged. While my toddler needs cuddles, play and physical help from me, my teens need a sounding board, a cheerleader and, far less often than I give it, my experience and wisdom. Often I see parents facing the teething troubles of teens differentiating and moving into their own identity by either clamping down and trying to control them or by releasing them to flounder.
In this simple phrase “Stay up for them”, I am trying to convey a philosophy for parenting teens. Stay up for them when they come in from a night out, stay engaged when you have other work to do, sacrifice your down time when they need to pour out their hearts or just feel connected.
It used to be that my parenting work ended at 8:00, at least until the first nighttime feeding. My husband and I would have our alone time. Now, we usually have at least two boys up until we go to bed.
But that time we spend with our teens in the evening has become one of my favorite parts of the day. They really are such fun, cool and interesting people. I am so glad that I chose to alter my expectations when it came to our evenings. I would have missed out on so much joy and connection had I insisted on maintaining my “down time”. I have the great honor of being their safe place to land during this season of growth and change. As they tentatively take steps out into the world, they can come back to me to remind them who they are and encourage them.
I love having teens. It is like the sweet, sweet reward for years of habit training and mess cleaning. They still have their moments. (Cont.)


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by @playdatesonfridays

This happens to me all the time with my kids, but with dog videos or hair tutorials. Follow @mamaneedsa_nap for more funny...#raisingteens #momsofinstagram #parenting #youtube #mamaneedsanap


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by @spajeremy

Message to my kids in the future: I love you and I hope you are enjoying my posts! Xxxxoooo!
#digitalwellness #Repost @diginutrition with @get_repost
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Make sure your posts aren’t littered with sensational clickbait headlines or doleful inspo quotes!
RG: @digital_parenting_ ・・・
And that’s enough to make me think twice, how about you?
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#digitalparenting #parenting #parenting101 #todaysparent #modernparents #raisingkids #raisingteens #momtruth #momtribe #dadsclub #moms #dads #inspo #screentim


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by @travelpsychology

HOW TO BE AN ADULT

I am reading an hilarious book called "How to Adult" by Stephen Wildish about demystifying the role of an adult. It includes handy hints on housework, finances and practical tips on how to act responsibly. Written with humour, it would be a perfect book for developing independence in late teens and young adults about to launch from home. Some excellent hints include:

1. Control your emotions - the ability to cope with tricky situations rationally and calmly
2. Having goals - more than the aim of the highest score in a game
3. Being assertive
4. Making wise decisions
5. Keeping things organised and tidy (eg. Pay bills, buy food, change your sheets)
6. Plan and do life maintenance in a timely manner (eg. do laundry before you run out of socks)
7. Office etiquette, including meeting behaviour and how to talk to your boss
8. Using social media appropriately
Worth reading.

Photo: Washing Woman Sculpture, Laugardalur, Reykjavík, Iceland

June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood
#psychologydemystified #parentingtip #lifegoals #parentingteens #instateen #raisingteens #raisingkids #kidsmatter #rolemodelling #consciousparenting #parentingdoneright #parentingadvice #beinganadult #adulthoodproblems #adulthood101 #adulting101 #psychologytips #howtoadult #becominganadult #parentingskills #parenting #iceland #travelinspiration #lifelessons #lifecoach #lifecoaching #lifegoals #lifeeducation #socialandemotionallearning

Reykjavík, Iceland
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by @travelpsychology

SELF ESTEEM -- "You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

Self-esteem is the way you think about yourself and your perceived self worth. It is normal to criticise yourself at times, but if you frequently think negatively about yourself, you may have low or wobbly self-esteem.
Low self-esteem is having a generally negative overall opinion of oneself, judging or evaluating
oneself negatively, and placing a general negative value on oneself as a person. Signs of low self-esteem: negative * harsh self talk, self criticism, put downs, focusing on your negatives and minimising your achievements, thinking other people are better than you, not accepting compliments, feeling sad, depressed, anxious, ashamed or angry.

If you have unhealthy self-esteem, you may have difficulty with relationships & problems at work or school. You may become very upset by criticism or disapproval, not initiate and withdraw from activities and people.

To develop healthy self esteem, you can:

Notice and accept your strengths
Celebrate your successes
Acknowledge your effort
Challenge your pessimism
Be rational and keep thoughts balanced & fair
Assess if you are being a perfectionist
Stop the self criticism
Accept mistakes as part of learning
Be positive
Be kind to yourself & others
Exercise
Spend quality time with loved ones
Start initiating & take some chances to improve your life
Educate yourself on healthy self esteem (free workbook: www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/Self-Esteem)
Talk to a Psychologist if you need professional guidance

SELF ESTEEM TEST: www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-tests/self-esteem-test.shtml

Photo: "Perception and Reality 1" sculpture by Andrew Rodgers at Canberra airport

June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #selfesteemboost #selfesteem #selfesteemmatters #healthymindset #healthyselfesteem #selftalkmatters #selftalk #empowering #empoweringwomen #empowerment #empoweringgirls #empoweringwomennow #raisingstronggirls #raisingteens #parenting #parentingteens #artsy #healthyselfesteem #psychologytips #artinspiration #psychology #psychologyart #womenshealth

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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by @travelpsychology

ADOLESCENT INDIVIDUALITY

Establishing independence & developing individuality are important psychological processes during adolescence. Although most parents understand there will be some adolescent push for more independence, they can be less tolerant of the increased push for individuality. Through some degree of active (argument) & passive opposition (delay) to parents, increasing independence ultimately leads to becoming one’s own governing & responsible authority. Through some degree of experimentation with image, interests, and associations, increasing individuality ultimately leads to developing a unique & fitting personal identity.

So how are parents to deal with this growth of individuality in teen? Trying to fit their “round” adolescent into the “square” parental hole, pressing the socially fun-loving teenager to become like the studiously serious parents for example, rarely works even when it works. Forced fits send a rejection message: “You are not acceptable to us just the way you are.” And, should they succeed in getting the teen to act mostly like them, the adolescent is at risk of denying part of her/his nature for the sake of maintaining parental approval.

Try remaining connected as more diversity develops between you & your teen. Aim to bridge the experimental & emerging differences with interest. Maintain a curious stance, provide value & moral guidance, be open minded, act respectfully and set reasonable/fair boundaries. Encourage your teen to flourish during this important life stage by providing freedom within safe limits.

Artist:  Jin Young Yu

More reading: www.psychologytoday.com

June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #positiveparenting
#consciousparenting #parentinggoals #raisingteens #kidsmatter #uniqueness #raisingteenagers #adolescence #adolescentpsychology #parentingteens #parentingskills #individuality ##emotioncoaching #raisingkids #emotionalintelligence #emotionaldevelopment #respectfulparenting #boundaries #childdevelopment #goodparenting #kindparenting #parentingdoneright #positivepsychology #setanexample #modernparenting #parenthood #parentingadvice #socialandemotionallearning


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by @playdatesonfridays

So much yes to this message from my friend at @mybattlecall #raisingteens #parenting #mybattlecall


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by @diginutrition

Make sure your posts aren’t littered with sensational clickbait headlines or doleful inspo quotes!
RG: @digital_parenting_ ・・・
And that’s enough to make me think twice, how about you?
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#digitalparenting #parenting #parenting101 #todaysparent #modernparents #raisingkids #raisingteens #momtruth #momtribe #dadsclub #moms #dads #inspo #screentim


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by @lifeskills4college

Today's students are You Tubers, bloggers, free-lancers, retail sellers, service providers, podcasters, social media managers and influencers, authors and so much more. Truly! .
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Maybe that's you. Maybe you already have a side hustle or want to start one or have plans to impact the world!
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But let's be honest, entrepreneurship isn't for everyone. .
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See if you have what it takes by taking a 30 second quiz (link in bio). Your results will point you in the right direction and help you take that next step toward your dreams.


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by @healthymomfitness

Mondays use to be a day for totally starting OVER for me. Every week I would say, this week I will make some healthier choices. This week I’ll start to exercise. This week... you know what I’m talking about... YOU fill in the blank. .

Now that I have the support and tools, Mondays are NOT a new beginning every week... but rather a change to tweak, fix, alter little things that I would like to improve on. It’s amazing how things can change when you have the resources to reach your goals. . .
What do you keep telling yourself? Are you constantly starting over? or never actually starting? If you are stuck, I would LOVE to help you. If you are rocking your Mondays and want to rock them with me, I would LOVE to have you on my TEAM! Either way, I’m here for you... just a DM away. .
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#momslay #makechoices #howtogethealthy #howtoloseweight #gainingconfidence #growing #healthyhabits #momswhocan #momlife #notimeforthat #raisingteens #momofgirls #mondaymotivation #magic #kitchentime #team #tribe #friends #liveyourbestlife


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by @rebeccacooperauthor

This speaks to every. single. thing. in me. And my girl Valli at @mybattlecall - she just gets it. Love her! #Repost @mybattlecall with @get_repost
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Go. Give. Get.
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#believeher #raisingteens #motherhoodunplugged #raisingdaughters #writersofinstagram #give #givingwithgrace


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by @_adore_them_

A great article from a teen’s perspective 💗 Find it in this week’s featured collection (link in bio)


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by @rachellehampton

Teenagers 🤯
If you have them, you’ll know how hard it is to get some of them out of their bedrooms or to do any sort of exercise... mine included.
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This is my eldest girl - have been so proud and pleased that she brought some of her friends to my class and got back into training.
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No safer environment to learn some life skills. ...she’s with her mummy 😜🥊❤️🙌🏼 #likemotherlikedaughter #kick #strongnotskinny #hardwork #mygirl #gym #strongwomen #raisingteens #settingherupforahealthierlifestyle #kickasswomen #settinganexample #kidswatchyoureverymove #class #fitness #padwork


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by @humorous_holly

Great for anyone that hates shopping and can’t stand the mirrors or the lighting in dressing rooms! Link in my bio!
#humorousholly #momlife #dressingroomssuck #dressbarn #bodyimage #buildconfidence #motherdaughter #raisingteens


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by @krissydurston

when teenage boys put their heads on their mama’s laps for a rest... life is sweet #raisingteens


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by @lifeskills4college

Calculated...is the key word.
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Are you cautious or adventurous? Fearful or Fearless? .
Neither is right or wrong, just different. If you lean strongly toward the fearful end of the spectrum, challenge yourself today to do something that makes you uncomfortable... that stretches your comfort zone. If you are fearless and wide open, give extra though today to the consequences you'll face before you act. .
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While it's important to push ourselves and grow, it's just as important to embrace our strengths... whether that be cautious or adventurous. .
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Click the link in my bio to get your free checklist of the 27 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Life Lessons Every Teen Must Master Before They Leave for College.


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by @rochellegriffin

When I was a sophomore in college, I received some advice from my dad that has stuck with me ever since. He said, “I will always be proud of you no matter how many times you try and fail—as long as you keep trying." Oh-so-simple, but truer words were never spoken. What’s the special advice you cling to when you need a lift? And who shared it?⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#mondaymemories #sageadvice #greatadvice #dadknowsbest #momofteens #momofteenagers #raisingteens #parentingteens #parentingishard #brunettetoblonde #universityofflorida #80shair


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by @mybattlecall

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Just two devil dogs—Sharing big Colonel thoughts and ideas.
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Whilst our teen listens on, wondering. . . .
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Why do big thoughts contain so many F-bombs and acronyms!??! 😂🇺🇸
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#motherhoodunplugged #usmc #militarylife #militaryspouse #militarykids #firstmarines #devildogs #marines #raisingboys #raisingteens


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