Can you remember when you were a teen, while you were used to watching a cartoon or playing with your toys? But as you are growing up, things are changing. This is normal. Same goes to your children.
In our life, we pass through different ages and experience different things. Our body and mind changes over time. But the most important part of our life was the period of adolescence. It was the most exciting part of our life. We were used to learning different things, enjoy our moments but also, in that period, if we were not guided properly, things could have been changed!
Children at this age need your support; Image source: newsroom.ucla.edu
As a parent, you need to know how to handle and guide your child in that important period. Let’s talk about it!
Respect their opinion
It’s normal when you will see that your child’s opinion has been changed on some different issues. Don’t be angry or don’t show carelessness when you hear them. They are just stepping towards a new era of their life. Their opinion will not be the same as yours also, they are not totally experienced in taking a decision. But, if you go angry that will make no sense. so, be patience, hear their words.
Be a friend
In this period, your child will find it difficult to take an urgent decision correctly. She could be driven by her emotions or deviated by her ego and make a flaw. That’s why at that period they need an experienced friend whom they can share their thoughts freely. Don’t be late to be their friend.
Whenever you are at your dinner table, try to talk about their whole day. Ask them what has happened. Inspire them by telling your own story of handling any obstacle. Sometimes make fun and enjoy beautiful movies with them. Give them the proper time.
Being a friend of your child is very effective to learn their behavior; image source: wcspp.org
Check their social media connections
As we have said earlier, this period of their life can also lead them to bad things, it’s wise for you to monitor them properly so that they won’t be driven towards bad things. Learn about your child’s daily activities, what social media he uses and with whom he passes a lot of time.
One of the best solutions for this is to become a facebook friend of them. Check their account, follow their activities. Don’t force them to give you their password as this can do the opposite. Remember that they also can have their personal life of interests.
Discuss about their carrier
This is an important period when your child is ready to think of a dream, set a goal. You need to help him. Don’t let their emotions to do them. Give them proper time, discuss those issues. Ask them what they want to be in their future life and what they need to do to fulfill their aim.
You can also build up their entrepreneurship idea. Discuss successful persons who made their way to success. Be their mentor in their life.
Children at this age are very eager to set their life goals and dream their future; image source: familydevelopment.ca
Gift them books
It will be a wise idea if you make them a bookish from their childhood. At that period of life, you can change their life if you give them the proper book which they need at that time. Give them motivational books. If you want your child to be religious, give them religious books. Reading books can influence their life.
Culture good habits
This is the proper time to shape their behavior and culture good habits to them so they can utilize those to make their way to success. Always praise their good works, set them a goal and activities to do good work daily. Make them do all of this daily as a part of their daily routine. When they have done their work properly don’t forget to appreciate them.
Shape your child’s behavior in order to make them successful; image source: utphysicians.com
Discuss about their relationships
This is a part of the time when your child may feel excited when he/she sees any person opposite of their ages. Don’t take it in a negative way. This is a natural process. Discuss their thoughts, be their best friends with whom they can share every detail of their thoughts. It’s also necessary to check them if they are utilizing this negatively. Your child will turn to normal as time passes by.