Parenting

Tips For Parenting Teenage Boys

Teenage boys will usually be wearing an invisible shield, tending not to open themselves in front of anyone. Under these circumstances, it becomes very difficult for parents to understand what is going on in their minds.

Boys at that age often think that they can solve their problems on their own, especially if he is not close to anyone in the family. The problem for parents is that they see their child as being happy but inside he is hiding his problems from his parents. Sometimes, they are also not aware of their weird behavior.

Tips For Parenting Teenage Boys:-

  • As a parent, try to understand your child’s feelings and emotions. Help your child to understand the importance of parents in his life and that you are there for him.
  • Make sure that you are always alert. Look for signs of your child being troubled and talk to him.
  • Try to become a friend and mentor of your child. This will give your child a feeling of closeness and he will share his inner feelings with you. Build a bridge of comfort between you and your child.
  • It is very important to give your child space.  Do not appear to be nosy. Give him freedom and allow him to take his own time. A boy needs more time to open up and share their feelings in comparison to girls.
  • Express your own feelings towards your child. Let your son know that you love him very much.   Discuss his likes/dislikes and spend quality time with your child.
  • Feel comfortable talking with your child about drugs and alcohol. Make your child understand why it is not good for his health and try to discuss the consequences of indulging in drugs.

How To Help Your Teenage Boys?

  • Sit with your child and explain to him that all teenagers worry about their looks and that it is completely normal.
  • Try to complement to your child when he is looking good.
  • Do not scold or embarrass your teenager in front of his friends
  • Show interest while your son is talking to you about his friends, school or hobbies.
  • Keep your communications open ended and not close ended. Show respect to your child’s views, encourage his ideas and express your feelings towards your son

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