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Some Incredible Tips For Parenting Your Teens
So are you in the phase of parenting your teen? Well! Undoubtedly it is a difficult task to turn an adolescent into an active and responsible adult. But it’s not that horrifying. Parenting challenges will change with your child’s growth. When you were a new parent, potty training was an endless battle for you, but now it looks like a piece of cake when it comes to parenting your teen.
You might be worried about your teen’s development because you have heard many horror stories of teenage moodiness, questionable taste in friends and harmful addictions from your surroundings. But don’t worry! Breathe deeply, relax, and remember that teens are not monsters, they are your adorable children, and you can transform them into responsible adults. You can build a healthy relationship with your children throughout their teen years with a bit of patience and a lot of love.
I have compiled a list of some incredible tips that make the parenting phase of your teen somewhat easier.
Is your teen influencing more to their friends’ opinion and seems like your parental guidance are taking the back seat? Don’t get frustrated. It’s part of their development. You too have been in the state when you were a teen. So be practical in parenting your teens. They need more of your attention, love and moral and emotional bearings. If you notice that they are pulling away from you, continue to try to talk, listen actively, praise them, maintain habits like a goodnight kiss and find ways to spend quality time together.
Setting rules are essential part of parenting. But don’t get too rigid when it comes to your teens as they are going through many emotional changes and your harsh attitude will pull them away from you. Don’t be arbitrary in setting rules. Explain your point of view but let them speak their verdict and listen to them. Flexibility is vital, but sometimes you'll need to stick by your rules and say no.
Balance your relation with them: Remember you're a parent, AND a friend
Most people often think that building a close friendship lessen their respect by their teens. But that’s not true. Have you ever disrespect your friends who are always there for you emotionally? No. You never do that. You treasure their presence. Likewise, if you offer your teen consideration, respect, and authenticity, you'll receive the same in return. Teens desire the security of knowing that their parents appreciate them, understand them, and love them no matter what
Teenagers and alcohol are dangerous combinations
Alcohol and teens don't combine well, it is a drug of choice, and many teens start to consume at the early stage which is unhealthy for their developing bodies and brain. Adolescents drink less frequently than adults but consume more occasionally. The very least you can do is DELAY the start of your teen drinking. You can play a vital role in helping your teens to stay safe and healthy by limiting their alcohol intake. Tell them that they should limit or cut their alcohol intake.
The growth process works on its own timetable, and each teen’s timetable is different, you can’t rush Mother Nature. Let your teens enjoy their age and let the home be a safe haven for them.