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Resources for Single Mothers: Raising Teenagers

I can tell you from my own experience that raising teenagers is not always easy. My teenagers are both girls, so I cannot speak for parents of boys. However, I can tell you that, if you have teenage daughters, there will be a lot of drama in your life. It can sometimes leave a single mother feeling quite drained.

I am still learning how to be a mother to teenagers, even though mine are 19 and 16, and I would like to share some resources with you.

Shannon

P.S. If you have any resources that you would like to share, please do so in the comments section. Thank you.

Other Articles of Interest:

When Should a Teenager Lose His/Her Privileges?

How Can Teenagers Acquire Privileges?

Are You Really Listening to Your Teenager?

The Teen Years

The Government May Owe You Money


Family Television Night

When my daughters were younger, we had TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Nights. I believe that it was channel 7 that had TGIF nights. We would watch the shows that were appropriate for the girls (Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World), then we might pop in a movie.

Before we began watching television, we had a ritual.

First of all, the girls would bathe and get into their nighties. I would then comb out and braid their hair (making in pretty and wavy the next day), and do their finger and toe nails.

Then we would set up ‘beds’ for them on the living room floor, and I would take one of my pillows and a blanket down to the sofa.  The girls were allowed to fall asleep there on the floor, camping out all night. I sometimes slept on the sofa, sometimes went up to bed after they fell asleep.

I would make popcorn, giving them each their own cereal bowl full, and I would add a few M&M’s or chocolate chips into each bowl as a treat. I would also give them each a glass of juice or milk.

We would settle down to watch the shows, then choose a movie to watch. The girls loved this tradition, and so did I.

Shannon