The teenage years of your child are full of changes. Try these positive parenting strategies to strengthen your parent-child relationship during this time.
The teenage years are never easy. For your children, these years are full of changes. As they are beginning to assert their independence, you may feel like they are pulling away from you.
By making the effort to understand what they are feeling, and the challenges they’re facing, you’ll feel less frustrated. Your parent-teen relationship will grow stronger too.
As your teen goes through a series of body changes, they become sensitive and anxious about their physical development, conscious of their appearance and people’s perception of them.
Here are some tips on communication between parents and teenager:
Help Your Child Cope With Puberty and Self-esteem
During puberty, while coping with the hormonal changes physically, your teen may also experience frequent mood swings.
Teenage hormones and emotions may impact their mental well-being. Here are some tips on handling them with your teenager:
As children enter their teenage years, they begin to want more autonomy to make decisions. They are trying to figure out how they are different from others and how they fit into the world. This is normal and not a sign of rejection of you. When your teenager shuts you out, it might feel that way.
Friends may become more important to them and have a larger influence over their thoughts and behaviours. Not all peer influences are bad. When the influences become undesirable, you’ll need to be there to set limits and ground rules.
Here are a few things you can do:
In short, you can
use these teenage years to strengthen your bond with them:
You can start doing these things today. The quality time and effort you put in building a parent-child relationship will go a long way in fostering a stronger and better relationship between both of you.
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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