Dealing with Teenagers

Hello friends this week I decided to share something on Young Adults or our precious teenagers.
Do you remember when you were one?

I am sure you all will agree with me that the teenage years are a turbulent time and if you understand this and prepare to be patient and discreet, your job is half done.

Read on below to know more on how to deal with teenagers’ attitude problems

1. Ignore & let it Pass over

You, as parents, tend to instill certain behaviors in your child, rightly so, since parents are termed as the first teachers for a child. But if your teenaged kid simply shrugs or rolls their eyes at you, the best way to deal is to ignore their impertinence and go about your business as usual.

Nothing throws a rude teen off-balance than a calm and rational attitude. But yes, if they keep making a habit of this, you should let them know that this behavior of theirs was offensive and that you hope they will grow out of this phase soon.

2. Be calm during Misbehavior

You have lectured your teen a lot of times to not answer back in a rude way, but still nothing seems to change. You must use a little bit of tact in this situation. Instead of lecturing very firmly, let her know that her misbehavior will not be tolerated. In case, they want to still misbehave then you will have to take certain action against them.

Sometimes kids don’t mean to be rude, but they just get carried away. Once you let them know that you do not like it, they might stop repeating them.

3. Finding a new way of dealing.

You may find your teen crosses a line and if you really think that it is about time for them to realize their mistake, you are certainly right in giving them a consequence. But don’t give them the regular one of being grounded or taking away her mobile phones, these will just instigate them against you.

Instead, teach her or him a lesson where they will learn certain values, make them help you with your household chores or taking them for a visit to an orphanage to realize how lucky are they to have you and be more responsible.

4. Humorize the situation

Any situation can be lightened when you inject some humor in it. You can either react with anger or react with mirth. Like it is said, laughter is the best medicine. So you can use humor to break a very intense argument which will also help you to look at the problem from each other’s perspective. This will also help you both to cool off. But do not mock or ridicule, then that will just backfire and end up making things even worse.

5. Try Appreciation, it works.

Do you agree even with us adults, appreciation is required from time to time to boost morale. Whenever your kid performs well in any task, always genuinely appreciate them. This will also let them see that you do not just nag them constantly but also appreciate their efforts. Don’t fake or overdo your praise because they are smart enough to look through you.

Hope these pointers work, if not all then may be a few.
Try them and share if you have used something and worked.

Be well & Stay Happy
Ree

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