Raising Teenage Kids
February 4, 2016 1:33am CST
Parenting is what I consider one of the most stressful things to manage especially when kids are already on their teenage years. I know because I have already two teenagers in the house. They are both different and its not easy to raise them. I remember when they were still younger, they were easy to please and they were also more obedient. They would always want to come with us wherever we went but right now things have been changing. They have their own decisions to make and we respect that. Would you care to share the experience?
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4 Feb 16
My children are still very young, but even so, there are times that they're quite challenging to manage. I guess your children are in that stage where they are trying to assert their independence. Maybe it would help if you talk to them like they're not kids anymore but still remain firm. Then again, I don't have teenage kids yet...
4 Feb 16
My dear friend, I do think that teenagers are so difficult to handle these days. My youngest teenage brother was really makes me crazy.He had changed a lot and it is difficult to discipline. I used to compare myself to him but I never been like this before. It is so frustrating sometimes.
• Chennai, India
5 Feb 16
When I was a teenager, I sure was difficult. My parents had a tough time deciphering my moods and temper tantrums. But they were very supportive and allowed me my space when I wanted it the most. Thank God the period passes away quickly.
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 Feb 16
It doesn't get any easier. This was a first Christmas where our two girls wanted to do their own thing. And my husband flew down to see his parents Christmas night for a couple of days. Older daughter was working every day from 4am - 10am and then she went to her boyfriend's Christmas night. Younger daughter did check out to go see her boyfriend Christmas day at some point but she and I went to a movie that night, but she nixed my family Boxing Day event to see her boyfriend as she is always bored at my family's gathering. Older daughter and her boyfriend came though. It's times like these when I wish I had more than two kids. My husband comes from a family of 8. Two of them live quite a distance away (my husband and one of his brothers) but that still leaves 4 kids in the immediate area who they see every day, and one who visits often. Now the younger daughter is away at university and older daughter is working different hours. Hubby and I spend almost all our dinners alone and most of the time we don't know how to talk to each other. I am going to hate it when they both move out for good. They have been my whole world.
4 Feb 16
I don't have children, like you said it's a lot of stress, so ya... don't plan to have children either.. When I was growing up, I guess I had more lessons on "impact of my actions", "responsibilities" than "decisions". I think those were valuable lessons, "decisions" tends to have consequences, it's good to teach that early.. so we don't have irresponsible adults. :)