Common Mistakes Parents Make When Parenting Teens – Assume good grades mean no other problems

Mistake: Assume good grades mean no other problems
It’s a common notion for parents that if their child displays good grades in school it is assumed he is engaging in good behavior. This is not always the case with today’s generation. Getting good grades in school does not always mean good teen behavior. A smart kid may still be able to maintain good grades in school, while engaging in drinking alcohol or using drugs at the same time.

Solution: Many smart kids are stealthily doing illegal things, while maintaining good grades to avoid their parent’s suspicion. I encourage parents to make random check-ups to see what their kids are doing. Ask teachers, classmates, neighbors, friends and their friends’ friends about their kid’s activities in school and outside of school. Don’t believe everything your child tells you.

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