Raising Happy Teenagers.
Teenage is a stage or life cycle phase in which one is growing to become a fully grown adult. Teenage life is a complex process and as such one should try to understand them. In this stage, most of them if not given the guidance and counseling required, they end up wasting themselves. A large number of teenagers end up being misled by the various pressures that surround them and as such it is vital if they get the necessary guidance from elder people.
However, there are some guiding which if applied on your teenager will make him be a good person for example it is important that you listen to them,it is always good to be always available for them incase they need help on an issue. There are some advantages that come about if you are a good listener to your teenager for example they are able to speak about their ideas hopes and future goals with you. Teenagers may be having some hidden issues that you may not be able to know of but when you listen you are able to pick up the negative issues and you can advise them.
There are always some warning signs that your teenager’s behavior is shifting on the negative, however you can identify them if you are always too busy to even listen to your kid. As a parent to a teenager you should be very understanding because most of the times they will be angry at you for no reason but this is just part of the transition. Another quality that as a parent you should adopt is that of not being judgemental towards your teenager, they might be a handful but try to reason out with them.
Teenagers if left uncontrolled, they might misbehave and engage in some activities that are negative it is thus important that you set boundaries on some issues, for example if it is addressing you with respect and the like. Having no boundaries is very risky because your kid might get out of control and the result is disastrous.
Respect is key and it should be two way, if you want your teen to respect you, you also must respect him and his ideas of what he wants to do for example if he wants to sleep late do not make a fuss about it. Teenage life stage is a very delicate one and as such it is good to be a loving and caring parent to them, let them know that they can depend on you for anything.