Discipline becomes increasingly difficult and may feel impossible to maintain.
It’s tough to know when to set rules and when to give freedom, when to bend and when to stand firm, when to intervene and when to let live.
You want them to listen to your opinion, yet at the same time feel they are making up their own mind.
From schoolwork to growing older, to puberty and parents, teenagers have a lot of stress in their lives.
Communication is often one of the trickiest minefields to navigate.
It’s a struggle to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it.
According to Planned Parenthood, about 10 percent of teenage girls in the U. Let them talk privately with their doctor so they can get what they need to take care of themselves.Teen dating can be a wonderful and fun time where self confidence is built up, and dating techniques are learned. Attorney General reports that 38 percent of date rape victims are girls between the age of 14 and 17. Teach them how to date, how to have respect for one another and how to protect themselves from emotional and physical hurt. Your relationship for your child speaks far louder than anyone’s words. Help them pay attention to the voice inside that says, “I’m uncomfortable in this situation and don’t want to do this.” Teach them to trust their judgment. Tell your sons that having sex does not make them a man and tell your daughters that having sex does not make them cool. Make sure both your son and daughter understand that, and that they should come to you or another parent/teacher/counselor if they feel at all threatened or oppressed by their boyfriend or girlfriend. “I’m not sure…” from a girl can mean “I just need to be pushed or pressured some more before I say yes” to her date. Tell boys if they hear “No” then proceeding anyway is rape. Tell boys they are not expected to try a million different ways to get sex.Teens also learn how to be both assertive and compromising, how to be giving to another and how to expect the same in return. Show them how you compromise, stick up for yourself, give and expect respect and argue but love your spouse. Tell girls that they do not need to have sex to keep a guy. Many kids are having these forms of sex because they tell themselves it’s not really sex. Then tell them about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases.You may have a friend of the opposite sex that you have known for years and never thought anything of it.Once you start getting older, however, that friendship may start to feel like there is something more to it. One of the smartest pieces of dating advice is to get to know the other person well first, so already being a friend can be a big plus.Teenage phase also is the period that guys need to learn how to build relationships with many people around them and also how to attract girls.