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3 proactive methods for parenting
No matter what approach you take, parenting teenagers is going to be difficult at times. Both
Teens and their parents find this a difficult time in their lives. Still, there are ways to keep your
relationship with your teenager positive, and we will be exploring some of these here.
When parenting teenagers, don't forget that you are their parent and not an older friend. You want
to avoid falling into the trap of letting them get away with anything they want to do. Your teenager
may not admit it but they are still interested in hearing what you have to say. At times they also
need certain limits, and if you don't provide these, it's unlikely anyone else will, at least not in a
constructive way. Many teenagers who lack limits end up running into problems with the law as
well as with teachers and faculty at school. You don't have to be authoritarian in your approach to
parenting teenagers, but you have to let your teenager know that you care what they are doing
and that some things are not allowed. (this tip can be extremely helpful, for even more effective
method have a look at this video at www.youtube.com).
One of the most important principles of parenting teenagers is setting a good example for them.
Too often parents neglect to practice what they preach when telling teens to avoid things bad for
them. Teens are more likely to drink or get high if their parents are doing it regardless of what the
parents are telling them to do. It's the same with cursing. Therefore, setting the example you want
them to follow is one of the first principles of parenting teenagers.
You as the parent are responsible for teaching them to become self sufficient and independent of
their parents. Many teens expect more freedom and then also want you to cart them around,
provide them with extra spending money and whatever else they want. Avoid giving in to their
every whim as you aren't teaching them to fend for themselves when you do. You must teach
them that not everything in life is simply handed down to them on a silver platter, they will have to
learn how to get it for them selves sometimes. This makes is necessary for you as a parent to say
no or tell them to figure it out on their own from time to time. (for even more effective plan click on
When it comes to parenting teenagers, bear in mind that nobody is perfect. You have to accept
that, like anything else in life, being a parent has its difficult points. An imperative thing is to
always let your teenager know that you are there for him or her. If you do this and not forget the
advice mentioned above, you will see that parenting teenagers is something that you are able to
do, even if it's not always simple.