Parenting Teenagers And Dealing With Problem Teenagers
From this starting point you will find a wealth of information on parenting teens including articles on how to deal with particular teenage problems and not only how to cope with troubled teenagers but also where to get help for troubled teens.
There are probably few parents who will tell you that parenting teenagers is easy and for most parents the experience fluctuates between being difficult and downright impossible. Today there are all too many families in which parents would say that they have problem teenagers.
In many ways the teen years can be great for parents, as they see the results of their parenting efforts during earlier years coming together and their son or daughter developing into an adult ready to take on the challenges of living and thriving in our modern world.
At the same time however this is also a dangerous time for teenagers, as parental influence often begins to diminish and is replaced by that of their peers and others outside of the family environment. It is also a time when excitement seems to lurk around every corner and there is a tremendous temptation for teenagers to try to run before they have finished learning how to walk.
It can be difficult to control the activities of a teenager and this is a time when late night parties, drinking and drugs will open up a whole new and exciting world. Girlfriends, or boyfriends, and the whole confusing arena of love, sex and sexuality will open up and adolescents often find themselves under considerable psychological pressure. This is a time in their lives when they will often find themselves troubled by the direction in which their lives are going and when they will need considerable advice and guidance, but when they may also be less than willing to accept your help.
Perhaps most important of all this is a time when children, often anxious to take on more responsibility, start to flex their muscles and this often leads them into conflict with their parents. This is not always an easy situation to deal with as, while itââ‚¬™s often good to see your teenage children wanting to take on more responsibility, the problem is that theyââ‚¬™re often not yet equipped with the knowledge or experience to do so.
Raising teenagers requires its own special set of skills, as you are no longer dealing with children, but with individuals who want to be adults and want you to treat them as such, despite the fact that they are not yet ready to accept that responsibility.
While throughout this website we look at various aspects of parenting that are general across all age groups, we will also be compiling a growing set of resources focusing on the special skills and unique parental responsibilities that come with parenting teenagers and will cover everything from teaching your teenagers to handle responsibility to teen sexuality and love advice.
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What parents can do when teens cross the line - Sacramento Bee
24 Jan 2013 at 2:02am
What parents can do when teens cross the line
Kelly Richardson, a Folsom therapist and expert who writes Teen Talk for The Bee and sacbee.com, recently hosted a live chat focusing on what happens when teenagers cross any of the many l...
Everybody was Street-Fu Fighting: Teen Parenting SOS - Babble
22 Jan 2013 at 3:10pm
Everybody was Street-Fu Fighting: Teen Parenting SOS
Parents of teenagers, please send help. It's happened much sooner than I ever thought it would and I am simply ill equipt and unprepared. I find myself just rapidly pressing all the b...
The Week's Events: Parenting Teenagers Class - Patch.com
21 Jan 2013 at 9:09am
The Week's Events: Parenting Teenagers Class
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Protecting Teenagers From High School's 'Big Box' - New York Times (blog)
23 Jan 2013 at 12:19pm
Protecting Teenagers From High School's 'Big Box'
New York Times (blog)
If high school is, as Jennifer Senior writes in ?Why You Truly Never Leave High School? for New York magazine, corrosive and traumatizing, then it begs a question: how (barring ...