Finding a hobby is far from easy but encouraging your teen to take one up can be a little harder. While most teens would prefer to spend their time doing nothing, it’s still important that your teen develops a special interest of their own.
 
Build confidence
Teens are extremely insecure about themselves and who they want to be, a hobby can definitely help your teen build some confidence in themselves. Whether its arts, sports or even skateboarding, finding an area of interest for your teen will help them build competence and skill in many things, including their new found interests. A hobby will also lead the way for your teen to discover a creative outlet for themselves but even in the future, a goal to work towards.
 
A sense of identity
The majority of teens are still unsure on who they are and most importantly who they want to be, a hobby can help give your teen a sense of identity. Your teen’s hobby will not only help your child figure out what they like or dislike, but most importantly give them something to take pride in.
 
Stops boredom
Your teen probably complains all the time about their boredom and this will only heighten during the summer. As irritating as these complaints can be, boredom is a serious cause of concerns for parents, as it can cause your teen to become more prone to spending time with bad peers. A hobby will keep those complaints at bay but most importantly, your teen out of trouble.
 
Opportunity to bond
Spending time with your teen is no easy feat, but your teen’s hobby will give you both a perfect opportunity to bond with them. Their hobby will not only give you easy access to praise them, but plenty of space for positive interactions between you and your teen.

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