If you are a parent, you probably know that holidays get better when your kids transform to be teenagers. If you also feel the same, you should keep reading. Here are 7 reasons you need to thank your teenager this Thanksgiving.
- They Like to Sleep In
One of the biggest benefits of having a teenager on Thanksgiving is that they like to sleep in. Small kids usually get excited on holidays and start making noises early in the morning. It can be a lot to handle.
- They Eat Everything (Almost!)
Most teenagers aren’t as fussy about food as kids are. So, a teenager would usually eat whatever is on the plate and might even help you decide the menu. You don’t need to worry about making a special treat for teens as you did for your teens when they were kids.
- Conversations are More Meaningful
When you have children at home, you need to spend a lot of time teaching them what to be thankful for. It isn’t the case with teens. You can have meaningful conversations with your teens about what they are thankful for. You can even listen to their intelligently crafted perspectives on stuff they are thankful for, be it living in a free country or being thankful for their health.
- They Can Help Without Needing Supervision
Having a teenager at home during the Thanksgiving holiday is great because they can help you with the chores. The great news is that you don’t even need to supervise them. They will handle tasks like washing dishes or cutting salad for you with ease and need a very little incentive to do so.
- You Can Take a Nap
If all the Thanksgiving prep has tired you, you can take a nap with your teen at home. They won’t go out or ruin your kitchen. They would most probably binge-watch a TV series or join you on the couch for a nap.
- You Can Sleep Early
When you live with a teen, you will get the liberty to sleep early. You don’t need to tuck in a teen as you did when they were kids. You can sleep before the teen and be assured that they will sleep when they feel like it.
- It’s a Stress-Free Holiday
Unlike Christmas, Halloween, and many other holidays, Thanksgiving is a stress-free holiday. You don’t need to do more than what you think is right. You can spend most of your time at home or with your loved ones. Having a teen by your side could be as good as having a friend there for you. So, you should be thankful for your teen.
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If you are having trouble connecting with your teen or need support, you can contact me. I am Michelle Mehta, a certified professional co-active coach, an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner.
I am passionate about helping teenagers feel authentic, empowered, worthy, loved and helping them create a sense of belonging and believe that the world needs their talents. So, if you feel you’re called to have your teenager work with me, let’s set up a time to talk and connect. I look forward to Empowering Your Teenager to Shine with Confidence. To know more, click here.