I have no doubt that the majority of people who read this article would agree that life as a teenager is a far from easy one. I would even have to say that in this day and age the current crop of teenagers have never had so much pressure. Peer pressure, stressing about their looks, exams and worrying about their love life; it can be quite hard. So what can us as parents do in an attempt to lower these stress levels and to make our child’s teenage years more bareable?
“I blame the parents” is a statement that is often banded about. At times I agree with the statement as I sometimes can not understand the amount of young teenagers who are still out and about late at night. Now there is absolutely no way that I would allow my children to be out that late; I want to make sure that they are tucked safely in bed well before this time. So how come the parents of these teenagers are happy for them to still be out?
I certainly do not claim to know all of the answers to this subject. I am purely a web marketer who spends his day promoting a number of websites with regards to subjects such as working with companies that provide cheap calls, external doors and about how to stop stuttering treaments. I am therefore no expert at bringing up a teenager. I have a teenage daughter and try my utmost to keep her life during this tricky period as easy as possible.
I attempt to achieve a certain level of harmony by setting a number of house rules. She has certain house choirs including ensuring that her room is kept tidy and she needs to complete all of her homework plus she needs to be back home by 10pm.
She is richly rewarded if she manages to stick to these rules.
There are the old hormones and mood swings to contend with. I try and keep calm when this happens by taking my lovely dog Cassie for a long walk!