Do you fear your teen will have difficulty balancing school and work?
Yeah. That's a concern. But it's possible for some teens. You can help them find a balance so they learn independence while maintaining their grades, friendships and developing other skills.
Here are some strategies and resources you can check out that might help.
Strategies and resources
Help your teen develop time management skills.
This online course is designed to help you, the parent, help your teenager (or young adult child) develop the skills they need to be able to manage their time properly so they can succeed in life and maintain balance.
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Encourage a realistic schedule.
You can help them make a realistic schedule so they can still do the things they love, keep sane, and start gaining their independence. Work shouldn't be the only thing they do outside of school.
Monitor their workload and stress levels.
Some signs to look out for:
- Withdrawing from social or favorite pastimes
- Irritability (more than the normal early morning grumpiness)
- Calling in sick to work or school often
If you notice any of these changes, talk to your teen and help them find a healthy balance that works for them. Not every teen can handle the added stress.
Give them a planner.
Our planner template includes monthly, weekly, and daily calendar templates, budgeting sheets, workout planner, etc. Includes 21 pages. Size - US letter.
Use it to help them plan their time visually, which makes it much easier to maintain a balance.