“When you really listen to the things that young people talk about, the questions they ask adults, and the way they spend their free time, you begin to recognize where their interests and gifts lie. As parents and educators, it’s our responsibility to provide tweens and teens with opportunities to build on their interests. The goal? To help them discover a path that combines what they love to do with a need in the world.”
—Annie Fox, M.Ed.
Happy New Year to you and your family. I just wanted to give you a quick update:
- On Wednesday January 14th at 11:30 AM PST I’ll be a guest on Sarah Newton’s blogtalkradio show “Help! My Teenager is an Alien” talking about ways that parents can help teens deal with what I call “Peer Approval Addiction”, i.e., doing whatever it takes to fit in. This is a call-in show so feel free to join the conversation!
- On January 15th I’m heading to Washington, DC for the Inauguration. (No we don’t have tickets, but we’re going anyway.) Through my newly launched Inauguration Blog Project for Teens, I’m offering middle and high school students (and their families) a virtual seat beside me as I explore the capital and blog about the historic events leading up to the January 20th swearing-in ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Read the first installment of the Inauguration Blog right here and post your comments!
- February-April — Looking for a Parent Education speaker? I am now booking through Spring 2009. Check out what others have said about my Parenting events. And let me know if I can help your school or organization.
As always, please email me with any of your questions or comments. I look forward to hearing from you.