Parenting advice to adults who have teenagers of dating age
Adolescence is an exciting phase of life but it can be filled with many challenges so I thought it could be useful to share some parenting advice for teenagers.During adolescence our bodies undergo rapid change as they begin to see the world in new ways.Dating doesn’t always go as you expect; your child may need someone to come to if they have a problem.
It is the big sign that they’re growing up and are entering adulthood.
To parents, it is possible even in this dispensation to raise a wonderful teenager, who has a good sense of judgment, is responsible, considerate and obedient, maybe not all the time but most of it.
The principal goal of the teenage years is to attain independence and this happens by them drifting apart from their parents and refusing control.
As a secondary school teacher I see the joys and difficulties faced during adolescence every day.
Having taught for many years now, I have seen the changing impact of society and the new hurdles that teenagers now need to overcome that were never faced by previous generations. For a lot of reasons the period of being a teenager is one of conflict between children and their parents and many adults have come to the conclusion of a negative perception of the teenage years.