(Written by Stacey Margaret) The teen years are often the most tumultuous times of anyone’s life. As the parent of a teen, you know it’s certainly not a walk in the park to communicate with or understand your teen. Some teenagers are much more challenging than others, but there are things you can do to improve your relationship with your teen no matter what the circumstances are. Here are some tips for making life with your teenager go a lot more smoothly.
Parenting Tips For Raising Teenagers
- Don’t Betray Their Trust
Teenagers are very touchy, to say the least. When your kids are teenagers, it’s a time that’s very important for developing and maintaining trust and security with them. Do whatever you can not to betray their trust. If your teen does think you’ve betrayed their trust, it can cause a lot of animosity and a significant rift in your relationship that’s extremely difficult to repair. Not betraying their trust means things like keeping your promises to them, not snooping through their rooms or phones, and not going behind their back to address any conflicts or issues they might have. [Read more…]