Teenage years are as stressful for teen as for parents.
Taking even a single wrong step at the rebellious teenage stage can possibly ruin their entire life.
To avoid this happening, you have to essentially be a part of your teen’s life.
How to be a part of your teen’s life
To be a part of your teen’s life, you have to become their best friend and you should understand them from every nook and cranny.
- Encourage them to share their feelings and don’t ever stop them while expressing. When your teen wants to talk to you, stop your work and listen to them patiently.
- Don’t let your feelings out until you hear the whole story. Even though it is important for you to guide them on the right path, don’t be too judgmental and don’t try to restrict them. Try to explain the pros and cons of the subject and leave them to think for a while.
- Know more about your teen’s passions and try to encourage them. Are they interested in music, sports or any other forms of art? Discuss a subject related to their passions, so that you can improve intimacy with your teen.
- Don’t turn issues like messy rooms, education, hairstyles, and clothing into big wars or fights. If you do, there is a chance your teen will put up their armor against you.
Finally, make your teen realize what success looks like and instead of punishing or arguing with your teen, inspire them with your words to change their rebellious behavior.