Tips for Tumultuous Teen Years [Guest Post]

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Many parents get on with their lives falsely assuring themselves that their family would be totally impervious to teen misbehaviours, that their kid would certainly not speak back at them, flout curfew times, be around unlikable friends or even go in for some nasty body piercings. Well, one is eventually jolted with a bolt of utter reality in one form of the other when the kid eventually crosses the teen threshold.

As teens they are usually bound to go cross hairs with their parents. The child’s pubescent years are a phase of brisk transformation in both the physical and cognitive levels wherein they undertake their holy mission of hiring and firing their parents with eventual engagement of parents as mentors rather than as their bosses. It all boils down to adopting an urbane, tactical approach to nipping the dilemma at hand while at the same time not being a silent spectator to it.

Many parents feel immense anguish when their teenager kid starts sniggering at their ideas, disregarding or pay no heed to them. It is quite disheartening for the parents to see the abrupt change from the doting child who always cried to be beside them, wanting them to be by the bedside to lull them off to sleep to the teenager who wouldn’t care a damn and most interested with hanging out pals.

Most teens are well-aware that they simply can’t do without their parents but many times fail to acknowledge it.  They are actually seeking out their individual identity in life going through a whirlwind of ups and downs themselves within that they make their parents also go through. As a parent, one needs to be as unruffled as possible, trying not to reciprocate their rejection as most of the revolting phase eventually subdues with age. Making the child feel reassured at all times about you staunch support despite any situation will go a long way in drawing down his guards and maybe a little confession might be in the offing. Basic behaviour guidelines need to be set wherein any crude behaviour should be swiftly nipped in the bud.

Teens are always trying to test their boundaries by repeatedly contravening time deadlines, when factually they truly require limits, so parents need to reinforce them on a continual basis. One needs to do one’s ground work by inquiring about the time limit with the parents of the kids your child hangs out with, in order to legitimize one’s demands prior to setting a curfew time.

One needs to be flexible with a buffer time span of 10-15 minutes subsequent to which a set of consequences need to be imposed for defying it. If the child is out late for no apparent reason or unhappy at home then one needs to have a detailed discussion and sort out what is the matter.

Though, your teen is bound to keep you at nerve’s end for one reason or the other, they are simply in a phase of life wherein they have crossed childhood but have not yet aptly learned the ropes of adulthood. And with the parent’s support and guidance will blossom into wonderful individuals.

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