Your children’s teenage years can be really challenging for you as it is for your teens. It is in these years where there can be a lot of conflict going on between each other, but these years can also be a great time for you to nurture them to become responsible and well-rounded individuals.
How do you deal with the challenges of raising teens? These tips should be of help:
- Show them your love by spending time and bonding with your teens.
- Set reasonable expectations. Avoid focusing solely on school-related achievements, but rather on attitude, such as kindness, respectfulness, and honesty.
- Discuss and set acceptable rules and consequences with your teens. Instill discipline by sticking with the deal, except for certain circumstances.
- Set a positive example and be a good model, especially in coping with stress and following family rules.