Purposeful Parents: 4 Ways to Develop a Strong Value System in Your Teen

Why-Volunteering-is-Great-for-TeensThere is no question that the teenage years are both confusing and exciting for not only the teenager but the parents as well.  The teen years is when they develop their own style and they discover what they like and don’t like.  It is also a time where they experience rapid physical development and hormones take over and these hormones can have a lot to do with how a teen acts, feels, or thinks.

It is a crucial time to focus on you, as a parent, can build their core value system.  You can achieve this by talking about important family values.  You may think that your teen could care less about what you have to say but they really do care even though they don’t always show it.

The most important way to help develop a strong value system in your teen is to model the behavior you desire for them.  Be careful how you interact with other people because whether you know it or not, your teen is watching.  Watch how you talk about others as well.  If you are constantly on the phone with your sister or your best friend and you are talking negatively about others, your teenager will start to think that this is how to be more superior.

Volunteering is a great way to instill good values in your teen.  If you and your teen are walking in the parking lot into the grocery store and you see an elderly lady having problems putting her groceries in the car, offer to assist her.  You can also volunteer by donating your time to a charity that you or your teen holds near and dear to your heart.  Take a Saturday afternoon and volunteer to help feed the homeless at your local soup kitchen.

Towanna B. Freeman is the founder of BlackLifeCoaches.net. She is also a mother of two, community mentor, inspirational speaker, and author of Purposeful Action, 7 Steps to Fulfillment.

10 Responses to Purposeful Parents: 4 Ways to Develop a Strong Value System in Your Teen

  1. Alexander Graham Bell, invented the first practical telephone on March 10, 1876. What your lying his-story/his-LIE books don’t tell us, is that Lewis Latimer EXECUTED the drawings, and ASSISTED in preparing the application for the telephone patents of Alexander Bell.

    Latimer was a SENSITIVE and CONTEMPLATIVE man, who really is responsible for the invention of the telephone!!! During those years Blacks WERE NOT given credit for their inventions, and the majority of them were stolen by caucasoids. Do to his timidness, Bell STOLE his invention, then claimed it. I READ, BOY!!! You crackers STOLE EVERYTHANG from us, including taking us away from Afrika.

  2. The ONLY way to DEVELOP A STRONG VALUE SYSTEM IN YOUR TEEN is to teach them their True OURstory.

    The above comment about Latimer was meant for his article, but somehow, I could not post it. But, it is now posted in the proper article, but this is still good info to read.

    Teaching them their OURstory BEFORE we became enslaved (we were not born into slavery) will instill in them PRIDE, COURAGE, and STRENGTH, which will allow them to look at each other as GODS and GODDESSES, instead of looking at each other, as THUGS AND RAPPERS!

    TEACH THEM ABOUT THEIR TRUE BLACKNESS, AND THAT AFRIKANS AND BLACKS IN AMERIKKKA WERE THE INVENTORS AND INOVATORS OF ‘WORLD OURstory’, not just being enslaved. We were ENSLAVED; not slaves, and there is a difference.

    WE CONTRIBUTED and INVENTED EVERYTHANG to this world!!! Afrikans/Kemetians taught the greeks everythang they knew at the FIRST university in the world…The University of Timbuktu at Alexandria, Egypt.

    Many greek intellectuals visited Kemet (Egypt) to satisfy their hunger for knowledge and wisdom. A number of these greeks took the knowledge back to rome and taught it there. A greek by the name of Porphyry (233 – 304A.D.) wrote that Pythagoras spent 22 years studying in Ancient Kemet (Egypt).

    Thales, another greek, and Democritus of Abdera, pursued geometry and astronomy in the land of the Black Pharohs/Gods. Plato spent 13 years there learning Theology, Astronomy, and Geometry, and there were many many others.

    A Black Afrikan by the name of Archimedes, who invented the Waterscrew and Compound Pulley, came to North Afrika to teach at Alexandria. He invented the waterscrew in Kemet (Egypt). He constructed the Lighthouse, that seamen followed during their sea voyages. This Lighthouse could be seen 240 miles away, and stood 445 feet high from 250B.C. until 1326A.D., when an earthquake destroyed it!!!

    TEACH THEM THIS TRUE OURstory, AND I GURANTEE TO YOU,THAT THEY WILL GROW UP TO BE MATHEMATICIANS, ASTRONOMERS, ASTROLOGERS, LEADERS, RULERS, AND GODS & GODDESSES!!!

    ANOTHER BLACK OURstory TRUE MOMENT

  3. Derrick, you are right. I believe parents should purchase books that tell the true story and place them in the home for them to read. Parents should use every opportunity to shed light on the details omitted from the American History books.

    Parents do whatever you can to build your child’s esteem by telling them the story about our African scholars, inventors, artists… we don’t have to wait for a movie to hit the big screen. Go to the library, call the African Studies department at a college and ask them for recommended reading.

    Take purposeful action to help your children.

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