Throughout elementary and teen years, children are agents of their own learning. They model from friends, relationships they are exposed to and learn from their parents behaviors. Allow children to explore their interests, encourage them, validate (support) them, allow these opportunities for their interests and your child and teen will succeed. These are lessons from recent neuroscience. Whereas neurons that fire together, wire together (Norman Doidge). In other words your child must “use-it” (their brain) by exploring and practicing the skills and activities they enjoy most, or they will “loose-it" (increasing risky behaviors during adolescence).
Learn more about how to incorporate The Parent's Pyramid into your life with your child. Pro Consumer Safety provides programs for new parents and also parents and teens that will help provide you with guidance to make sure your child can have the best opportunity for success and happiness in their future.