Posted on Jul 14, 2008 | Comments 2
Does your son or daughter started answering your questions with a sullen â€˜yesâ€™ or â€˜noâ€™? Certainly, they might have reached teen age now.
Donâ€™t get depressed about it. Itâ€™s quite natural and also important for your kids to break away from parents at this particular teenage.
This sort of emotional separation obviously makes your child to learn how to behave or how to become a well adjusted adult.
Adolescence is the time where youâ€™ll find it much difficult to cope up or to deal with teenagers. This is the stage where your child can turn vulnerable and puny.
So, as a parent, it is very essential for you to take special care and interest in your teens and to help them to go ahead in life with confidence [Self Confidence], courage and honesty.
Even though parenting your teens can become the most difficult years for you, here are certain helpful suggestions for you to deal with your teen.
Try to consider these particular suggestions while dealing with your teens and help them in showing the right path for their successful life.
Provide some flexibility for your teen!
Giving teens a chance to make their own identity and providing required flexibilities to your teen is very essential for them to establish their own place in this competitive world.
So, try to provide some leeway to your teen, so that he\she can succeed in establishing their identity. It doesnâ€™t mean that you should leave them like free birds. Try to guide them in a proper way to choose right path for accomplishing success.
Never prolong argument with your teen!
If you realize that you are arguing with your son or daughter, try to convince your teen that you would like to summarize their views. This makes to ensure them that you have heard what your teen is trying to convey.
After that, if you donâ€™t have a reasonable answer with you, tell them that you need some time to think about the issue on which your argument has started.
Confer the consequences instead of punishing!
Whenever your child commits a mistake, never try to punish them. Instead, try to confer about the consequences which they have to face in the future because of the mistakes.
At least try to excuse them for the first time, but if still they repeat the same mistake, then try to summarize the consequences which they have to face in future. Instead of convincing, never try to restrict your teen which can make your teen to step into something illegal or unsafe.
Try to become a role model for your teen!
Particularly your actions, even more than words, plays a very critical role in establishing good moral and ethical standards in themselves.
If they have good role model, then theyâ€™ll be less prone to make wrong decisions in their rebellious teen years.
Parenting essentially means, creating a new bond with your teen apart from maintaining a healthy relationship as a parent. So, try to give your teens some room to explore how they want to lead their life and if possible try to help them out in taking wise decisions.
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