Are we aware of our child’s activities?

We are often so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget our teenagers have a life of their own. Who is guiding and watching over them as they navigate this new phase of their life? Are we, as parents, truly there for them? It’s easy to assume that they are busy with their own activities and that everything is okay as long as they are under our roof. However, this may not be the case. They are living in a world that we cannot completely control, where they are free to explore and be exposed to new ideas. This can be both positive and negative.

Have you ever witnessed the following behaviours in your teenager?


Mood swings

Sudden aggression

Spacing out

Spending hours locked up in their room

Kids hooked on their phones is a growing concern in today’s society. With easy access to social media and the internet, children can spend hours on their phones, often to the detriment of their physical and mental health. Excessive phone use can lead to poor sleep habits, lack of physical activity, and even addiction. It can also impact their social skills and ability to communicate effectively with others. As parents, it is important to monitor our children’s phone use and encourage them to take breaks from their screens. Balancing technology with other activities and teaching healthy phone habits can help prevent negative impacts on our children’s well-being.