A teenager in high school could be seen as an example of your parenting skills since both of you have managed to survive the learning process. You, you are most likely a professional once your child reaches this stage. You will see that these four years will be filled with so much action that they fly by quickly. All parents face the unique situations of weighty issues such as career choices for their kids, where to attend college and much more. Of course it just depends on everyone\’s personality and the family dynamics. But, there are some teens who will not like the idea of having to leave home.
Kids have quite a bit in common with weasels, though they are much more lovable. I\’m making this comparison because once you\’ve asked them or told them to do something, they will wiggle and struggle and basically do anything just to avoid doing what you want. These are the moments when you have to be firm and decided. Only you know why you need to make those types of decisions, and it is only the painful aspect that your child is considering. As you know very well, once you give in – just one time, then it may be all over for future decisions. You can\’t make a different decision or take it back because you will be showing weakness and giving up. But, we would also suggest you let your child know their repeated attempts will not be successful. Not only are you parenting and raising the kids, but you are laying the foundation they will base all else on throughout their lives. This process begins at home and it begins with each parent. Don\’t try to teach them all at once, so start small and give your children small tasks to learn responsibility. Tell them why it is important they pick-up their clothes or maybe help you carry clothes to the washer. Having a rotation of chores for your children will help them not get tired of the same thing all the time. But this gets them in the habit of experiencing requests for help around the house. This is such a positive thing because it will begin the process of producing good habits in your children.
Each teenager reaches a point where they view themselves as adults just like their parents. We all know and understand what is going on here and that they really are not, not quite. Still, one of the most powerful forces in the mind of all people is belief.
That is why you need to start treating them as the young adults they are. You can do this in a few ways. For example, speaking with them as adults and letting them know you have certain expectations that go with the territory they want so badly. Setting some new rules will prove important since you want to be aligned with your new found status.
You can love your teens by giving them more work to do around the house. Obviously, we are talking about both the tween and the teenage years. Chances are both parents work, and single parents almost have to do this just to get some help. But we mentioned this because teenagers should realize that their help is needed within the home. Yes, at home. You should let them see what you are doing and what you expect them to get out of it. People tend to cooperate if they know why things are happening and that it makes sense to them. Parents should be their child\’s number one influence, and that includes teaching them new thoughts and behaviors. Parents always have their kid\’s best intention at heart, but they do need to understand that not all their ideas will be accepted.
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