Tips for Parents

Tips:

  • Emphasize exercise and good nutrition.
  • Spend more quality time with your teens
  • Monitor online activity
  • Talk to your kids and maintain open lines of communication
  • Be a good role model
  • Set and enforce rules
  • Be a good listener
  • Catch your teen doing good
  • Get help if your teen is struggling

Parent Resources

There are a many resources listed below to help parents raising tweens and teens

  • Family Resource Centers in the Sweetwater District have many resources for parents and families.
    • Southbay Community Services:  Offers families a variey of supports and resources including emergency shelters, housing support, domestic violence emergency response, health and mental health services, and parenting classes.
    • San Ysidro Health and Teen Clinic (Chula Vista locations including mobile unit at CVH): Services include family medicine, dental, urgent care, pharmacy and behavioral health.  See CVH nurse for appointments at our mobile clinic or visit website to make appointments.

Parent Involvement

Tips for Raising Teenagers:

  • http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/10-parenting-tips-for-raising-teenagers
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/parenting-tips-for-teens/MY00481

Academic achievement data for schools and districts are available online: