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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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too much time on their hands

the busier the teen, the more motivated

Here's the Problem

Not all teens have busy lives. Some go to school, come home, get on the computer, go to their video games, and settle in for the rest of the day and night. For these teens, the rest of the day and night can be a full day's worth of hanging out if you add up the hours. Most high schools are done by 2:30 p.m., bus ride 30 minutes, and then home by 3:00 p.m. That leaves a full eight hours of screen time or other time-wasting pursuits before bed. Not good. If teens with this kind of time on their hands don't use it for studying and reading War and Peace, there's ...

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