Tips in dealing our teen children

@msedge (4012)
United States
June 30, 2008 3:23pm CST
I have a daughter on her teens now and this morning she had her doctor's appointment for P.E.As parents of teen children we can abserve physical and social changes that they will have.I had read some tips how to deal with them and i am going to share this to all of you.Here are the following: -Continue to listen to your teen, even when you're different side of the fence. -Avoid constant criticism, no matter how much your teenager's behaviour or appearance annoys you.Let the little things go and as for the bigger issues,let your teen know that although you disagree, you respect his/her right to hold a different opinion. -Take an interest in what your teen is doing.Spend time with your teen. -Respect your teen's right and need for privacy. -Preaching and nagging doesn't work.Look for ways to honestly give compliments. -Decide with your teen when they can do things in their own,like staying at home alone. -Discuss family rules and what happens when those rules are broken.Set clear limits. -Begin helping your teen take more responsibility for his/her own medical care,including talking with their health care provider. -Above all,love your teen.Frequently compliment and praise. I hope these tips would help us deal with our teen children.
1 response
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
Thank you very much for sharing the things that you have learned. I will try to keep this in mind for the time being as my kids are 2 and 6 as of this time. But I believe there are some on your list that can already be instilled on the minds of my kids this early in their life such as introducing family rules, take interest and support in what they do and spend time with them.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Your welcome!I am glad you appreciate it.I know this will us parents in raising our children.