From this starting point you will find a wealth of information on parenting teens including articles on how to deal with particular teenage problems and not only how to cope with troubled teenagers but also where to get help for troubled teens.
Why Should Parents Handle Teenage Problems Wisely?
There are probably few parents who will tell you that parenting teenagers is easy and for most parents the experience fluctuates between being difficult and downright impossible. Today there are all too many families in which parents would say that they have problem teenagers.
In many ways the teen years can be great for parents, as they see the results of their parenting efforts during earlier years coming together and their son or daughter developing into an adult ready to take on the challenges of living and thriving in our modern world.
At the same time however this is also a dangerous time for teenagers, as parental influence often begins to diminish and is replaced by that of their peers and others outside of the family environment. It is also a time when excitement seems to lurk around every corner and there is a tremendous temptation for teenagers to try to run before they have finished learning how to walk.
It can be difficult to control the activities of a teenager and this is a time when late night parties, drinking and drugs will open up a whole new and exciting world. Girlfriends, or boyfriends, and the whole confusing arena of love, sex and sexuality will open up and adolescents often find themselves under considerable psychological pressure. This is a time in their lives when they will often find themselves troubled by the direction in which their lives are going and when they will need considerable advice and guidance, but when they may also be less than willing to accept your help.
Perhaps most important of all this is a time when children, often anxious to take on more responsibility, start to flex their muscles and this often leads them into conflict with their parents. This is not always an easy situation to deal with as, while it’s often good to see your teenage children wanting to take on more responsibility, the problem is that they are often not yet equipped with the knowledge or experience to do so.
Raising teenagers requires its own special set of skills, as you are no longer dealing with children, but with individuals who want to be adults and want you to treat them as such, despite the fact that they are not yet ready to accept that responsibility.
Helpful Resources For Parents With Teenage Problems
While throughout this website we look at various aspects of parenting that are general across all age groups, we will also be compiling a growing set of resources focusing on the special skills and unique parental responsibilities that come with parenting teenagers and will cover everything from teaching your teenagers to handle responsibility to teen sexuality and love advice.
For more information, check out our growing collection of articles including:
10 Tips For Parenting Teenagers
10 simple tips to help in parenting teenagers from establishing rules and a system of discipline to providing a sound role model.
10 Mistakes Made When Parenting Teenagers
Parenting teenagers is not easy and in the article we look at 10 mistakes which are commonly made by parents today.
Parenting Teenagers And The Dilemmas of Teaching Them Responsibility
One of the most difficult parenting tasks is to teach your children to take responsibility for their actions. However, an understanding of the mechanics of learning responsibility from the child’s perspective will go a long way towards making this job easier.
Teenage Discipline Requires A Sense Of Objectivity
Discipline and punishment, especially teenage discipline, presents many parents with considerably difficulty and is one area of parenting which, if you get it wrong, can lead you into trouble very quickly.
Teaching Your Teenager The Value Of Money
One thing that can cause more difficulties within families than practically anything else is money and it is vitally important that we teach our teenagers how to handle money wisely.
Helping Your Teenager To Cope With The Problem Of Teen Acne
Most of us have suffered from the problems of teenage acne and know only too well just how devastating the appearance of that first pimple can be. As parents however there is a lot that we can do to help our teenagers to cross this hurdle.
Teen Advice About Sex – It Is Okay to Say No
A look at how to give your teen advice about sex and teach him or her that it is alright to simply say no.