How to Understand Your Teenager


Teenage years can best be described as the phase of life that is eagerly awaited by the children, but equally dreaded by the parents. No sooner the child blows his thirteenth birthday candles; your home becomes a battlefield with both the kids and the parents playing the blame game. Teenagers complain that their parents do not give them enough space, while parents accuse that their teenagers want to experience life too fast and too soon.

The teenage-parent conflicts hurt the parents the most, as they watch the child they spent the better part of their lives caring for, grow up into a disrespectful grumpy rebel. If you are a parent facing the same problem, then seek help online where you can discuss your problems with other parents in similar situation. The articles based on how to understand your teenager can help you to comprehend your son/ daughter’s emotional state and needs better. For a moment put yourself in your teenager’s shoes.

Understand Your Teenager

Remember how lost and misunderstood you felt when your parents never tried to find out what you wanted or how you felt. Teenage is a vulnerable age; it is also the stage when a boy or a girl undergoes physical changes. The hormones released during this stage tend to make the child emotional and irrational. Here, as a parent you should be reasonable. Do not consider your teenager as an unruly creature. Your son or daughter needs your love and support the most at this age. Instead of erecting barriers by declaring certain topics taboo, listen to your teenager. Children at this age are inquisitive. If they talk about something, it does not mean that they want to try it out.

Your son or daughter does not need sermons. He or she needs to be told tactfully that freedom like fire is a good servant, but a bad master. Above all, make sure that your teenager knows that you love them and that you really care about them. The way you deal with your teenager will shape his future. Do not let your irrational behavior make them to take any bold step which both of you may regret later.

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About the Author: Alan Kennon lives a very happy life with two kids and a lovely wife. He likes to share his life time experiences with others about how they can improve their lifestyle and personality.

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