There are a few different ways that you can change your parenting when your children enter the teenage years. Parents have to realize that when their children become teenagers, they don’t get to make decisions for their child anymore, and they instead have to shift to a coaching role to guide their kids to the right ones. Parents also have to have a bunch of hard conversations with their teenagers because that is the age that they start to enter relationships and love gets involved.
- Step up your coaching instead of making decisions for your teenage as that will just make them angry at you. They need to start managing their lives.
- As parents, we influence our teenagers differently compared to the influence we had when they were very young, so don’t give them too much information.
- When your children become teenagers, the tough conversations start as your children will start entering relationships as well as have to make difficult decisions such as further education choices.
“But once kids reach adolescence, they need to start managing their own lives, and they do tend to fire us as their managers.”