The life of a teenager is similar to a roller coaster: new life events lead either to emotional descents, or to ascents. If, when raising a teenager, the parents are too friendly or too strict, this can accustom the child to improper behavior. In the end, he may begin to make the wrong life decisions. Parents have a difficult task – to create a balance between good behavior and the difficulties of adolescence that accompany the maturation of their child.
Of course, you wish your child only happiness. But you must also understand that now the child must learn to cope with life’s difficulties on his own. However, this does not mean that you need to let him get out of control. Therefore, in striving to become ideal parents, we often make mistakes that can adversely affect our relationships with children.
Consider a few things to avoid when dealing with a teenager. Continue reading
As children grow up, parents become more and more interested in what they do and where they go. However, children, growing up, are becoming more and more secretive. Sometimes it’s good, but sometimes it can be a problem for both parents and the child himself.
Parents should exercise great caution when asking a child questions and being interested in his activities, hobbies or social circle. If a child feels hostility on the part of his parents or the inability to openly share his thoughts with them, he may become secretive. To stay informed about the events in the life of the child, you should follow certain recommendations. Let’s consider them in more detail.
Be friendly with your child. Better to be his friend than an outsider. The closer the emotional connection between you, the more you will know about what is happening in his life. You do not have to do what the child does. Better look from the side, how he overcomes difficulties. There are many different aspects in a child’s life that you might know and understand better if you would become a child’s friend and not just a parent.
Encouragement is the best way to let your child express their feelings. Continue reading