Talk to Your Teen by Grace

In the book Cosmic, Liam is reading a book called Talk to Your Teen. Here are some examples that I think should be in the book:

Do you want to know what you are doing wrong? Here is some advice. Give your teen a way to contact his or her friends, they need to be able to text or email. Checking your teen’s text messages, they get really mad at you for that and might think that you don’t trust them. Putting parental controls on their computer, they hate that, it blocks sites that aren’t even bad. Making them go to bed too early, never make your teen go to bed before 9:30 on a school night, and on weekends they should be able to stay up to at least midnight. Putting a T.V. in your teen’s room, that is a great reward for your teen, if you are afraid that your teen will stay up all night watching it, it is their fault, they will be the ones that are tired. Food, never let them have too much junk food or sweets, one sweet a day is a great amount. Don’t control you teen’s life, if they get out of control, then you can step in. If you follow this you and your teen will be much happier.

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How To Talk To Your Teen by Keenan W.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the book Cosmic, Liam is reading the book How To Talk To Your Teen to get parenting advice. Here is something I would would add to the book.

You need to be strict about your teen’s curfew. If you don’t set a curfew, they will believe that they can stay up as long as the want, so they will not get sleep. If they argue with you about the curfew, then you can take something away from them.You can let them stay up longer on a weekend or holiday, but on a school night they need to go to bed at about the same time every night. If you want to do this, you will have to have some sort of schedule. For example, you want to eat dinner at about the same time every night so they can get to bed earlier. Also, don’t set the curfew too late, because than there is almost no point in making one. If your teen doesn’t get sleep, they might start doing worse in school or not pay attention like they are supposed to. Now you are an expert on how to set a curfew for you teen and why you should set one.

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Talk To Your Teen By: Lucy W.

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Here are some suggestions for the book Cosmic for teens and their parents. Hope you enjoy!

Don’t give your child too many limits or they will not enjoy themselves. One example is not letting them watch TV for more than thirty minutes.

You do need your child to do some chores to show them responsibility and give them some allowance for what they did.

Don’t let your teen talk you into something that’s wrong, like letting them stay two hours past their curfew. If you do not know where your teen is going, you need to find out because they could be going somewhere dangerous.If your teen is a girl, she usually wants to go shopping. Do not let her buy all the clothes because your teen needs to learn to pay on her own.

A TV in your room varies from parent to parent, but if you do let your teen have a TV in her room, make sure she has limited with it and doesn’t take advantage of what she/he has.

Finally, do not let your teen eat too much junk food. They could become overweight and irresponsible with food.

These are some tips for your teens.

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Talk To Your Teen by Kira S

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the book Cosmic, the main character, Liam, is reading a book called Talk To Your Teen. Talk To Your Teen gives you advice about how to handle situations with your teen. Here is my idea I would add to the book.

If you feel like your teen doesn’t come to you for advice or help, that might mean that they don’t feel comfortable talking to you or they know that you don’t listen to them. A simple but good way to let your teen know that you’re there for them is listening to what their problem is and think about how to help them. When they are being open with you, the last thing they want to hear is their idea being shot down or you not accepting the concept that they are proposing. Another way you can understand your teen is to try to put yourself in the situation they are in, then try to help them out by giving advice that you would want to hear. Once they feel like they can come to you with an open mind and they know that you will listen to everything that they tell you, they will most definitely come to you. What I am am saying is try listening for a change!

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Talk To Your Teen by Noah

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the book Cosmic, Liam is reading a book called Talk To Your Teen to learn to be more dad like. If I were the author of this book, then one piece of advice I might give to an adult would be having your kids learn time management skills. Have your kid plan a rough schedule based on his/her homework or extra curricular activities. This is a good idea because I myself find that sometimes I do something too long and I have to squeeze a lot of things into a small period of time. Time management really helps you be efficient and organized in thinking. I believe that this skill helps you through many things in life, and you should learn it early.

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How To Talk To Your Teen: Screen Time by Charlie E.

In the book Cosmic By Frank Boyce, the main character, Liam, has to be a dad. His dad had a Book called “Talk to your Teen.”  I have idea that I think should be added to the book:

Does your child love computers? You should set ground rules that bar them from spending their whole day on a device. Depending on age, a child under 10 should not spend over 3 hours in a row on a device. Convince them to go outside and play, or maybe walk the dog. The graph for age to time limit on a device is written down below:

5-6= 30 minutes, 7-8= 1 hours, 9-10=2 Hours, 11-12= under 4 hours, 12-13= 3 hours, 14 and above= check in every 2 hours to see if still on computer. (After movies, for any aged child, get them to read or play for a at least an hour.)

I hope this addition will help with computers in the future.

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In the book Cosmic, a kid is pretending to be a dad. He uses this book called Talk To Your Teen, to seek advice. If I were to add a few ideas to the book they would be to make sure that your child is eating his fruits, vegetables and chores are very important work. I have more chores than a lot of my friends. When I have to mow the yard and rake the leaves, it takes a lot of hard work. Every time I do these things I become more disciplined and ready to work hard as a grown up. I think grown ups should pay their kids to do work because it will help them in the future.

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Talk To Your Teen by Sheridan

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In the book Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Liam, the main character, is very tall so he is pretending to be a dad. Since he is still a kid, he secretly puts a Talk To Your Teen magazine in his backpack. He learns many important things from the magazine.

If I could add some suggestions to the magazine, one of them would be that all kids should eat a balanced diet without many sweets. Also, even though as a kid, you probably “strongly dislike” having chores, you should have them. Right now, we don’t use the dishwasher so I have to do the dishes and wash and fold the laundry. For allowance, I get a dollar a day  if I do all my chores and I am asleep by 9:30pm. I think that all these things will be important for success later on in life. Allowance is very hard to earn because it is basically earning free money.

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Talk To Your Teen Advice by Miriam D.

In the book Cosmic, the main character Liam Digby is reading a book called Talk to your Teen so that he can learn how to be a dad. Here is some advice I would add to the book.

Do you want your teen to be open to you about all of their pointless dramas? Well, then stop trying too hard! Teens hate it when you try to really get into their social lives. But if you don’t try at all, then they think you are ignoring them and you don’t care about them. So the key is being right in the middle.

Try to learn the signs of whether or not they want to talk to you about whatever is going on in their lives. If they don’t want to talk then DO NOT force them to. It will just end up with them hating you. If they don’t want to talk to you, then they will most likely try to avoid you, or act like they had the best day ever at school. If they do, then they will keep hinting to you that something bad happened. And whatever you do, NEVER try to act like a teenager or a “Cool Parent” because that will probably end up with them saying,”Oh no, that’s DEFINITELY not my dad!”

 

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Talk To Your Teen by Nate V

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In the book Cosmic, Liam is reading a book called Talk to your Teen. Here is an example of something that should be in the book.

Food-make sure your teen isn’t totally going crazy on junk food. You may want to limit your teen to two snacks a day. The last thing you want is an overweight teen. Also, if they can buy things freely make sure that they are not buying too much junk food. You may also want to press them to eat fruit because they will probably like it better than vegetables.

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