If you could speak to your teenage self and impart some of your wisdom on them, what would you say? While much of it would probably relate to your very specific and personal circumstances, what advice would you give that could apply to all people in this age group? Here are some things that we have come up with; ask yourself whether the teenagers in your life might benefit from hearing them. In all honesty, you should try to embrace your childhood for as long as you can because this is the time when you will live the most carefree of your days on this Earth. You might begin to consider the types of career you want to have or the lifestyle you want to lead.
Children grow up whether you're ready for it or not. They begin to make choices and decisions—and even have relationships—that you know nothing about. In other words, they begin to build lives that are separate from their parents. And they seem to start the process when you're not looking. While you're still relating to the traumas of teendom , they're quietly making the shift to adulthood.
New Year's resolutions are often broken as quickly as they are made, but in the case of parenting your young adult, it's a good idea to give these suggestions some thought. No one will be able to follow these guidelines all the time, but once your children have graduated college and are on their own, it's time to step back and let them come to you for parenting advice instead of jumping in whenever you sense a problem - which, if you're an involved and caring parent, will happen more often than you would like. I will respect my young adult's privacy.
Unfortunately, personal finance is not a required subject in most high schools or colleges. This lack of basic financial education leaves many young adults clueless about how to manage their money, applying for credit, and how to get or stay out of debt. To help you get started, we'll take a look at eight of the most important things to understand about money if you want to live a comfortable and prosperous life. If you're lucky, your parents taught you this skill when you were a kid.