how to deal with a teenager

 how to deal with a teenager

Listen

When the child reaches adolescence, his understanding of life begins to change, and his way of thinking and the beliefs he carries differ, and parents must take into account these differences in their teenage son, and try to understand and understand them by developing the skill of listening and improving them, as the teenager will not consider his parents seriously if he were preoccupied with another matter while they were talking to him, so they should leave what they are doing, sit down with him and understand everything he says, show feelings of concern and sympathy for this matter, avoid blaming him, make judgments, or develop solutions to his problems. 


Clarity in dealing

Teens often react to criticism from their parents nervously and negatively, so parents must be clear in their way of dealing with him, and choose words while talking to him with caution and accuracy, as it is free from sarcasm and mockery, with its focus on showing the situation in a positive and not negative way. For example, if the teenager does not complete the cleaning process assigned to him well, parents should say to him: (You did a good job, but this area still needs to be cleaned), instead of using unpleasant phrases such as: (The place is still not clean ).


Respect the teenager's privacy

Parents must respect the privacy of their teenage son's life, by avoiding tampering with his personal messages or revealing the calls he makes, while continuing to closely monitor him to detect any danger or threat that surrounds him, such as: knowing where he spends his time, and with whom, And the date of his return home, but without going into the details of what happens to him during his absence from home.


Act calmly

Parents are advised to remain calm and to avoid showing strong emotions during their interaction with their teenage son, especially if he shows intense feelings of anger or tension. Any kind of verbal altercation with him that can make the situation worse.


Think before rejection

Often the teenager performs many strange behaviors to attract the attention of those around him, as these behaviors are shocking to his parents, which necessitates showing their rejection of them, and in such cases, parents are advised to be careful and careful before expressing their rejection of any of the teen’s behavior, and not to exaggerate in rejecting all or most of his actions. For example, the rejection is towards dangerous behaviors that threaten his life, such as using drugs. As for other simple behaviors such as dyeing hair or wearing inappropriate clothes, instead of expressing their rejection of it, they must talk to him about it and understand why he wants to do any of them, and explain the consequences of this behavior to him. 


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