Talk to your teenage child
As a parent, it is the responsibility of one to safeguard a child and prepare them for the world when it is time. Adolescence is the first step towards that outside world which requires a lot of guiding and help from the parent and there are things which a parent must discuss with their teenager.
Parents should have a conversation with their child about sex, drugs, alcohol, abuse of any sort, infatuation, career among others. They should shed their inhibition and oblivion and discuss with their teenager every aspect of their lives so as to make the teenager comfortable and confident enough for them to have faith in their parents and not be scared.
Parents should inform their teenagers of the consequences of the various situations rather than shying away from such a discussion. They should tell their teenagers about peer pressure and how this leads to many negative actions with grave implications. They should also discuss about the physical and mental changes every teenager undergoes and it is natural to feel rebellious and be risk-taking but that they should stop to think twice before doing anything.
There are certain pointers one must keep in mind while conversing with a teenager. An adult should try to be patient when trying to understand the stand point of the teenager. They should also talk about things on a regular basis ranging from the most menial things to more important things. They could also tell them about their experiences regarding similar problems during their teen years. This will help the teenagers open up and trust the adults more, so as to feel comfortable. The adult should make talking as simple and uncomplicated as possible, also they should try to understand the perspective of the teenager and not be imposing about every aspect.
How to start the conservation with your teen?
First of all you have to understand his/her problem, so show your teen that you understand your child’s feelings and can give good solution if your child can commucate the matter with you. Act like a real parent so that your child can believe you. Ask you child what do you think about the problem? Help your child to outcome his/her problem with less stress.