Some of us can’t believe our ears when your teen daughter or son finally opens up to you for the first time. It is a huge moment for every parent. However, most parents do not speak the same language with their teens and consequently, they fail to understand them.
You probably have heard lots of parents complaining about teenagers. Pubescence rebellion is actually an age thing where you have to be wise as a parent to avoid misinterpretation and disagreements. Getting them to understand your reasons is not easy. Their irrepressible minds will tell them to do what they think is right. Furthermore, haven’t we all been there, the trepidation of adolescence?
It all comes down to trust. Do you trust your teen daughter to make right decisions? Of course you do and have to let them know. Let them know that you will always be there to answer their nearly infinite questions and not for long, you will be her number one emergency contact.
Saying the wrong things could really break your teen daughter or son and force him/ her to do something stupid to get back at you. All parents are always trying to do what is best for their teenager, but the question is: do you let them know that you care? Let them know by listening, dedicating some of your time to them, and providing moral support and advice whenever you can.
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