PARENTING A TEENAGER.Posted by: amazingkozi | Posted on: December 17, 2019
A teenager, or teen, is a person who falls within the ages of 13 to 19 years old. The word “teenager” is another word for an adolescent. When a teenager turns 20, they are no longer a teenager: they are no longer in that developmental stage.
However, impulsivity often wins over intellectual growth, and teens often act before thinking of long-term consequences. Here are some of the behavioral traits of adolescents: 1. They are happy at times but become moody for some reason or another. They are sensitive and get easily upset.
Mood swings during adolescence are partially due to biology. Hormonal shifts that occur during puberty play a major role in the way teens think and feel. As teens mature, they commonly experience increased irritability, intense sadness, and frequent frustration due to the chemical changes occurring inside their brains.
When the teens face self-esteem and body image problems, they can become frustrated, resulting in eating disorders. The teens start feeling stress when they are exposed to peer-pressure and competition at school, or child abuse at home.
Parents serve as role models for their children by being sensitive and responsive to each one and by showing interest in each child and in his/her experiences. … When parents direct and guide in positive ways they help teenagers to learn acceptable and appropriate behaviour and help to maintain relationships.
- Get Active. Teens tend to have a lot of energy to get out, so go out there and get active with them.
- Movie Marathon. Come to consensus on which movie series or genre to watch.
- Hike, Camp, and/or Rock Climb.
- Go to an Amusement Park.
- Community service.
- Take A Road Trip.
- Photo Hunt.
- Play Games.
Parents just have to make time to do activities with their children. Family time is important because it allows family members feel loved and secure. It also helps kids and parents to gain trust with one other.
- Self-Esteem and Body Image.
- Cyber Addiction.
- Drinking and Smoking.
- Teen Pregnancy.
- Underage Sex.
- Awks – Awkward.
- Cancel – A rejection of a person, place or thing.
- Cheddar – Money.
- Dope – Cool or awesome.
- GOAT – Greatest of all time.
- Gucci – Good or cool.
- Lit – Amazing.
- Talk honestly and openly with them.
- Let them know you are human.
- Engage in fun activities with them.
- Be a parent and not a friend.
- Talk to them as if you are listening, not all-knowing.
- Let them know you still care about them.
- Avoid Giving Away Your Power.
- Establish Clear Boundaries.
- Utilize Assertive and Effective Communication.
- When Dealing with a Group of Difficult Teens, Focus on the Leader.
- In Mild Situations, Maintain Humor and Show Empathy.
- Give Them a Chance to Help Solve Problems (If Appropriate)
Respect is so important because, without it, children can’t value themselves or others. … Children who have self-respect treat themselves well. They’re less likely to do harmful things, they make good choices, and they tend to act in ways that are in their own best interests.
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