Parenting teenagers can be challenging and many parents find it hard to adapt to changes in their child's behaviour as they grow up. Here you'll find lots of practical advice on how to deal with common teen issues. If you have any questions, our counsellors are here to help. How to deal with changes in your teen's behavior including handling anger and violence, setting boundaries, discipline and breaking the law.
No, the most frightening thing is what is known to moms and dads of older kids, their crappy experiences, and the din of fear mongering they levy upon new parents. It's unfair and almost morbid. The truth is there's nothing to be afraid of. The real scariest thing would be letting fear inform how you parent and prevent you from being there for your older kids at exactly the moment when they need you most: when shit gets confusing, when their hearts gets bruised and battered, when life gets hard, when they are striking out on their own. Instead of more fearful anecdotes, here are some of the beautiful, hilarious, wonderful things to look forward to as your children grow up.
Parenting teenagers can be challenge but they still need you. First of all, they are at a difficult age when they're no longer seen either as children or as adults. Secondly, their hormones are racing, they're under pressure from friends and the media to keep up, and their schoolwork is more important now than ever. These are just some of the issues that lead to the mood swings and emotional outbursts that we commonly associate with teenagers, and can be worth remembering when handling problems and difficult situations with your teen.