Appreciation means an expression of gratitude. Appreciation is one of the cornerstones of a fulfilling relationship with anyone. Here are appreciation practices for parents to deal with their adolescent kids.

Find some time to share your appreciation for your child. Adolescence is asociated with the desire for more freedom, dash to challenge authority and taking risks. The teens need guidance till they enter adult life.
Teens are likely to criticized most at this time because they seem to defy parents and elders for every bit of thing. Their behavior can be looked at as positive traits or strengths.

Messiness is something common. They need to be trained in this matter but we grow impatient with their carelessness or lethargy because of various reasons like a bad day at office, or some impending financial problem or somebody is unwell in the family etc. As our behavior towards them will largely impact on their behaviors too we need to find ways and we can do so by looking for creativity, spontaneity or imagination in the kids and appreciate those qualities in them.

If we feel our children are rude, this can be read as signs of assertiveness, expressiveness or honesty and we can help them express those qualities better.

When we are irritated by constant requests for attention, it would be nice to consider appreciating their lovingness, their enthusiasm and their strength.

Research shows that appreciating any individual regularly creates strong and supportive relationships. So take the time to identify the finer qualities that are hidden in the situation.

Living with teenagers

Teens need to know clear rules about what’s considered acceptable, even when s/he rebels against them. Once your child becomes a teenager, you’ll find an interesting companion to chat with.

Adolescent identity

Throughout his/her teens, your child is developing his own identity. He may lack confidence and worry about his looks, body and the strange feelings and thoughts he’s experiencing. You need to be very supportive at this moment and may have to work hard to dispel all fear and doubt from his/her mind and build the confidence s/he needs to be sucessful in life.

Be prepared for everything

Growing up is feeling of discovery. Your teenager feels he can do everything on his own and would tell you that s/he does not need you but don’t forget your teenager still needs you and and he does care about your opinions. Handling an older kid who’s struggling with adolescence can be tough but do not forget a younger child’s needs.

There is no need to upset if your teenager meets his friends outside your home because s/he may feel that you are the most embarrassing person.

Adolescent child’s behavior makes us feel unsure about how to deal with their problems. You may be deeply upset to see your teen pull away. Talk with him. Always try to offer emotional support even if it seems too difficult.Your support is required throughout his/her teenage years as s/he enters adult life.