Talking with teen

Duration: 5min 38sec Views: 323 Submitted: 23.07.2020
Category: Babysitter
The teenage years have a lot in common with the terrible twos. The major developmental task facing both age groups is also the same: kids must pull away from parents and begin to assert their own independence. This makes for complicated parenting, especially because teens are beginning to make decisions about things that that have real consequence, like school and friends and driving, not to speak of substance use and sex. This means that having a healthy and trusting parent-child relationship during the teenage years is more important than ever. A request that seemed reasonable to dad may be received as a grievous outrage. If this sounds familiar, take a deep breath and remind yourself that your child is going through his terrible teens.

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Talking to your teenager - NHS

Back to Mental health and wellbeing. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. Show them you respect their intelligence and are curious about the choices they've made. If you do not pre-judge their behaviour as "stupid" or "wrong", they're more likely to open up and explain why their actions made sense to them.

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Or dinner. They scoff or grunt in your general direction. Do you know why teens do this? They do it because they CAN! Understand that ignoring you gives your child a sense of power.
Until recently, the message to parents about setting and monitoring limits focused on asking a lot of questions. Who are you going to be with? Where are you going? When will you be home? The who, what, where, when, and whys we asked were the hallmarks of caring, active, involved parents.