There’s no doubt that life with a teenager can be tough, and sometimes the walls close in on the relationship you have with your beautiful child. Read our expert tips to help you communicate with your teen and transform the way you interact.
Being a teenager is a wonderful period of life where children blossom from childhood into adulthood. However, during this time, they experience many challenges on a psychological, biological, social, emotional and cognitive level.
This time of change also places a considerable amount of challenges on parents, as they try and cope with their children’s drive to separate from them and create their own identity.
During this time, it can be difficult to keep the channels of communication open. Teenagers often consider their parents to be old-fashioned, constantly nagging and criticising them, and frequently feel misunderstood.
On the other hand, parents can’t understand their teenager’s moodiness, lack of communication, and may be critical of their behaviours and decisions.