Teenage rebellion and dating
Subscribe to this blog now and receive a free downloadable document: 7 Weekly Habits to Grow Deeper Relationships with Your Son.Fan Fic that is a mix of Alternate Universe Fic and Rational Fic written by Seer King.I did not talk about Dads much in this post simply because I was writing this one for the moms.🙂 Yes–Dad’s are incredibly important, and one day I will get my husband to help address a dad’s role in a teenagers life. I’ve been told by a lot of parents that this post absolutely pertains to teen girls as well! I didn’t mean to leave them out, I just don’t have any girls so I didn’t feel qualified to claim that!:)) He won’t forget these years, and neither will I. It happens almost every day, and sometimes many times a day: Teenagers are always changing. Get them alone, in the car or wherever you can, and make it clear that you WANT to hear about their interests, and their lives. This may be my very favorite thing about these years. Believe in him with your heart, and tell him that you do. For those moms that work long hours or cannot be physically involved in your children’s lives, I encourage you to creatively find solutions for this.Be patient, and try different times and places until you figure it out. No more knock-knock jokes or bad made-up jokes that never seem to come to a conclusion. There’s hardly anything like the bond of a good laugh with my boys. They’ll get insecure and do stupid things because of it. You are their greatest resource they have, and they need your direction. ) The world will yell and scream all kinds of negatives to your son. You will never regret making sacrifices or adjustments so that you can be present for your children when they need you.No swearing or Your teenage son will likely pull away from you physically, and that is normal, albeit painful. Though I did not go into that on each point, it is just a natural part of all we do. If you’ve invested in the early years, then the doors will be open and they will trust and respect you as teenagers too.But even the most rigid, sulky teenage boy needs hugs from Mom. Create a “hug a day” rule or something that makes it routine and normal. Finally: If you’re like me, you’ll love parenting your teenage son. Share in comments anything you would like to add, or a question, experience, or suggestion for other moms too. Here’s a more recent post about When your teenager is pulling away from you.
Much Aloha, Monica Books you might enjoy: Bringing Up Boys The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers New Edition: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively PS TWO POST-Publish things: 1.
The automobile simply shattered these old-fashioned traditions.
Dating was removed from the watchful eyes of anxious parents.
When one of my boys come out laughing and want me to watch a funny Vine or You Tube Video, I drop everything for it. They are going to mess up so much you’ll wonder where you went wrong. Consequences may be in order, but so is a whole lot of grace. Keep it relevant, and as brief as possible, but when you see them facing forks in the road, go ahead and speak some good solid words of advice to them. And the thing with parenting is–you’re never really sure when they’ll need you. I should add here that my husband and I are Christians, and our faith is woven into every item I listed above.
Side note #1: As for us–**We have a rule of “clean” entertainment only. God’s love is our motivation, and that is the environment we have raised our kids in.