Posted: December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

In terms of development, teens are just trying to exert their independence, figure out
who they are, fit in with friends, and discover what it is they want out of their lives.
Many even try hard to please their parents, but at the same time their desire for
independence is so strong that they are at odds with anything their parents say or do.
How to deal with difficult teenagers is a question that is frequently asked.

The following steps are intended to help parents cope.

How to Deal With Difficult Teenagers Through Empathy

Parents should take time to remember what they were like when they were that age.
Remembering how rebellious you were at this age, and the feelings you had toward your
own parents. At different times, teens can enjoy being in the presence of their parents,
and then quickly change to hardly standing being in the same room they occupy.

This is an important part of the process in learning how to deal with difficult
teenagers. You have to be able to empathize with how they are feeling. If you can feel
what they are feeling from all the pressures in their lives you have a chance of dealing
well with your teens.

Teens are faced with raging hormones, remember how that feels? They are also faced with
peer pressure, and at the same time trying to make life changing decisions every day of
their lives. They have to decide if they are going to drink at parties, give in to the
pressure to have sex, and whether or not it is safe to let a drunk or drugged friend
drive them home.

Communication is a Key component of How to Deal With Difficult Teenagers

Teens require a lot of communication, and even though they may give off signals that
they are not interested in what you have to say, it is critical that you communicate
the fact that you are there any time they need to talk. The best time to start
communicating with your kids is when they are little and simply never give in to the
urge to quit.

Your kids need you, and that means you need to learn how to deal with difficult teenagers
even if you hope that day never comes. Preteen years are the best time to begin talking
with your children about subjects like sex, drinking, and drugs. If they see that you are
comfortable with such topics, they will be more likely to come to you when they have
questions rather than going to someone else who may not offer the kind of advice you would.


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