Encourage your teen to do things that he'll likely keep doing, long after his high school football career comes to an end.
Hiking, canoeing, walking, or going to a gym might be things he'll keep doing well into adulthood.
The stress of finishing high school and entering the adult world can take a toll on teens.
And, unlike the 23-year-old who gets tanked and throws shade at your ex, she’s got class. I once went out with a young man from Queens who only dated older women because younger ladies, he found, couldn’t do a thing without checking in with 15 of their friends.
Stock the house with healthy snacks and talk to your teen about the dangers of consuming too much caffeine and too much sugar.
While you can't control your 17-year-old's food choices, you can continue to be a good role model.
In fact, your ex will likely friend her on FB (like my old bf’s ex-wife did). When you date a younger woman, he said, you also date all her friends, and it’s “a pain in the fucking ass.” You can’t just go out and do your own thing because she must receive approval from a larger governing body.
A slightly more mature lady has friends—but she sure as shit doesn’t need their permission to live her life.