Your 15-year-old teen is making more of their own decisions, they are dating or thinking about dating and they want some more independence. Parents of a fifteen-year-old teen should continue to keep the lines of communication open, have some give and take when it comes to setting up the rules but stick to your guns once the rules are set.
This is a great age to begin showing your teen how to set goals and achieve them in the longer term. While your 15-year-old still likes instant gratification, they are beginning to understand how to earn things over the long term, which will help them learn how to use wellness routines, like taking vitamins, to their advantage.
A normal 17-year-old teen's life is active. They have jobs, could be dating, might be on a sports team or teams or they are active in a drama club, honor society, etc. They have friends and go out to the movies or school events. If they are involved in student government or any type of club, they will be working on fundraising to help pay for things like proms and club t-shirts. Therefore, all teen issues revolve around your teen's active life.
On a side note: What if your 17-year-old teen isn't active? Then it is time to find some things for your teen to do, immediately. This is a year for teens to learn how to stretch their wings, become involved and get experience dealing with the world around them while they are still young enough to make mistakes that you can help them fix. It is an important step for your teen to be successful in their independence. Or when your child reaches 18 and older, they are going to keep looking to you to fix their lives.
Eighteen-year-old teens are starting a very exciting time in their lives, a time of more freedom and much more responsibility. While teens, like all children, develop at different rates, there are certain behaviors that are standard at certain ages. Here are what goals to strive for and what parents can expect from their 18-year-old teens.
Many real world factors go into forming the routines that 18-year-old teens follow. If they are still in high school, whether or not they go on to college, just to name a few. In this article we start the 18-year-old teen in high school and go on from there.