How To Handle Your Teen Behavioural Problem
Parenting a teenager is not getting easier anymore, if anybody is telling you that, parenting a teenager shouldn’t be more challenging as parenting a child when she has not reach the teen years, let the person wait until her child get to that level. The person will be able to testify to the fact that parenting a teenager is really challenging.
There are so many behavioural problem associated with teens, because at this stage of their life, they are eager to try new things out, whether good or not too good, they just want to experience it and especially if it is something one of their friends has tried or something they saw their friends doing that interest them.
At this stage of teen’s life, they even listen to their friends more than their parent, in fact, it is at this stage that teenagers fire their parent and re-hire them later as their consultant but not as manager when they’ve gotten above this rapid growth stage.
Lots of parents, who are still very early in parenting with kids that are under 10 years of age, will tell you their children will not behave like other teens when they attain that teenage years.
Frankly speaking, it is tempting to say so, but the reality is that, it a dream that will hardly come true. Thinking your children will not talk back at you, will not get stubborn, disobey you, come back home late at night, lie, hiss at your decision and any of those associated teenagers behavioural problem; and refusing to prepare for the big challenges you’re going to encounter when your children finally gotten to the adolescent age, there might be more challenges coming to confront you.
So, what do you do? How will you handle your teen’s behavioural problem?
What you need to do is to approach it the right way and troubleshoot their behavioural problem which I’ll mention some of them and how to approach it rightly in this article.
1. One of teen’s behavioural problems is that, your teen will dislike you.
This is very obvious, at that age, they seems you don’t understand them, and once you go against their decision, they feel disgusted, shake their head with stiff-necks showing some form of hatred and dislike.
Your suggestion doesn’t even count in their eyes most time because, they feel they are in control of their life. It is not a thing to be worried much about because you can’t just avoid it totally.
Here is how to deal with situation like this;
You first need to understand that, at this stage of adolescence, it about time they want to identify with their individuality and separating themselves from you. And what they think is the best approach is to neglect their parent instruction and find their own identity. This is one of the reasons why teenagers focus more on their friends for ideas and suggestion than their parent; you just can’t fight it because it is normal.
Every parent will get hurt for this, but you just have to calm yourself down and try to weather this teenage revolt stage, which by the age of between 16 and 17 years, it will be over.
But that does not mean you should accept nonsense, you must still hold your stand and enforce some certain good behaviour without feeling too much irritation for their rebellion acts. One of the best approach in situation like this is to let your teens knows that, if they can’t say anything nice, it is better for them not to say anything at all. Let them also know that you’re there for them no matter how rebellious they are to your suggestion. It is a mistake in the first place for them to rebel against your good will for them, teens too know that, they can’t do without you but they find it difficult to admit.