Lucky catch! You stumbled upon this article to help you in putting reigns to your teens after developing bad behaviors. Learning bad behaviors is normal for a developing teenager. But, it does not mean that you have to tolerate these bad behaviors. As their parent, you still have to make sure that your once angelic baby will grow up into a responsible adult. To help you stay sane in managing your troubled teen, here are some easy tricks that you can use:
Being a teenager opens a new array of things that you can now do without the supervision of your parents 24/7. This array includes going out on friendly dates. Some of you might still be too young to go on friendly dates and that’s okay. Don’t rebel against your parents for that reason because they are just protecting you.
For teenagers, having a curfew means saying “no” to a couple of drinks and to an evening stroll in the city with their peers. Most teens cringe at the thought of going home earlier than their friends and missing out on the fun. Being at the point in their lives where they crave for adrenaline rush and live by the carpe diem or “seize the moment” attitude, missing out makes them feel left out, sad, and envious of their friends’ adventures—which could turn into anger at their parents for setting a curfew in the first place.
Teenagers can become distant to their family as soon as they found out how to have fun with their friends. They start to be more independent as soon as they become affiliated with people having the same interests and mindsets as they have. This might be worrisome for parents who want their teens to spend time with the family immediately after school.
When you enter a high school or a university, having new friends sometimes distracts you from your main objective in entering the institution: to study and to learn. This can be particularly true when you have a new set of friends who are always on the go to bond and meet wherever and whenever.
So your friends are inviting you to try this newly-opened coffee shop downtown and hang out for a while because it’s a weekend. You are deciding whether you should come so you can unwind. You really want to go but with the piles of homework and upcoming exams that you have next week, is it okay to say “no”?
Education is undeniably indispensable. Its positive effect on human life and its rudimentary role in our society are essential for a human being’s growth and development. In fact, with the advent of technology in today’s world, everything we create is based on knowledge obtained through education. As the world progresses, the need for educated people is rapidly increasing, so is the competition.
It can be frustrating at times to have a curfew set by your parents. It gives you a limit to the things that you can do on a daily basis. However, it gives you that additional skill to become more conscious of your time even as early as your teenage years.
Parents might impose curfew to their children in order to keep them safe from harm on the road at night. However, having a curfew is not a one-stop-shop solution for all the problems of safety and welfare for your children. They will still have the freedom to go about their own trips and adventures during daytime. They might also be exposed to the similar dangers that curfews are preventing them to be exposed to.
It’s a familiar scene: You are trying to initiate a family bonding over dinner and your teen’s eyes are glued to his/her smartphone. With all its glowing light, tapping on its screen, and smiling, your teen and the phone are appears to be having a conversation. You call his/her attention and he/she replies (as always) with, “What?”