WAYS TO IMPROVE PARENT-TEENAGE RELATIONSHIP

WAYS TO IMPROVE PARENT-TEENAGE RELATIONSHIP

WAYS TO IMPROVE PARENT-TEENAGE RELATIONSHIP.
If you have a teenager, you must have had a few rocky moments. As parents, we are always making an effort to be the best we can be for our children. It could be tiring when we have no idea of what is going on with them and how to be of help. Either way, being angry or overly strict with our kids never helps. Creating time to understand them and remembering we were once a teenager too, is a good first step.

Below are a few WAYS TO IMPROVE PARENT-TEENAGE RELATIONSHIP

1. Discover Common Interests.

Get to know what similar interests you share with your kids and spend time doing it. Hiking together, going to shop together, cooking together, Visiting a place together, eating meals together. To some kids, the most cherished moments of their lives is the times they spent with their parents. You could build long-lasting memories with your kids.

2. Enjoy downtime together.

Create time to be with your teenager when you don’t have an agenda. So frequently in family life we are pushing our teenagers this way or that, focusing on an aspect in our conversations, or trying to give advice or guidance. These are all significant parts of parenting a teenager, but we should also welcome the usefulness of simply sharing our teenagers’ company. This could mean reading nearby while they text with friends, watching television or going to the movies together, or just hanging out.

3. Give Them Space.

One outstanding thing that you can do to enrich your relationship with your teenager is to make space for them. When parents make every decision a teen makes or behavior their teen exhibits about their parenting identity it doesn’t leave much room for their teen to analyze and develop from that interaction. Try to just sit back and observe when issues occur and give your teen a chance to be on a different journey from you.

 

Abimbola Persis