Many parents think that the growing child gives less importance to the families, especially the teenagers. But the reality is that although they have grown old, they need family and their support as they needed them when they were young. Most important is that you have to sit, observe and think what your growing ones need.
When they were young, your role was to nurture them thoroughly. But as they are growing they think that you as a parent are their equal. But then the fact lies that they need you at every stage of their lives, whether they are young, teenage or an adult.
Sometimes with the growing age children become moody. They avoid contacting anyone, even their family members, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want them. For teenagers, parents and families are a source of care and emotional support. They sooth them when they are angry, worried, sad, disappointed and many more moods that make them unhappy. Whereas family can also enjoy with them in their happy times.
Children always love and want their families and parents around them even though they show that they are cool alone. They often speak loud or shout out on interference of anyone, but from deep inside they need someone to be with them from their family only. I can say this because there were times when I also wanted my family and parents to be with me from deep inside, but in front, I outburst on them.
How to communicate with your teenager
- Share the music: You should share music with your teenagers what they like and meanwhile let them listen to the music you love too. By this way, you both can share a wonderful bond and will get to know each other.
- Everyday talking: Whenever you get time to talk to your child every day. Try to listen to them without interfering. Let them speak and then you speak what is right for them.
- Share your childhood stories: try to share your childhood stories, in this way your child will be able to understand what you are actually.
- Have a treat outside: Take them on a lunch or dinner date outside to their favorite places. By this way, you can take place in their heart and they’ll be able to open in front of you.
- Play with them: Children love to play. Take out time from your busy schedule and play with them. Whether it is bi-weekly, twice in a week or fortnightly.
- Go on vacations: teenagers love to roam around to new places. Take them on vacations once a year to outside places, in a month to nearby places, historical monuments. This not only brings them close to you but by this they also learn about new places and things.
These are some ways by which you can make a good bond with your teenager.
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