There is nothing like good parenting as it is the most rewarding job that one can have in their life time, but as most parents will tell you, it is not an easy job.
Each child is unique in its own way and has their bit of struggle and hurdles to face in their time as they grow up. The most difficult age when a child struggle the most is the teenage years.
These years are a struggle not only for the teenagers but also for the parents as well. Unless there is specific rules set on how to deal with growing problems, it will be an uphill task.
Most psychologist, child specialist, moms and dads will agree on a common fact that teenagers are at point where they need approval from all ends. This is a period when the teenagers move more with their peer groups and the family takes the second slot.
They have a need to be accepted and approved by their peer groups. This common tendency for approval and acceptance draws each one together like bees. What is currently happening in this stage is that the teenagers value their peers’ approval more than their parent’s as parents’ approval is less to come by.
This is the time when they have difficulty in their grades, studies and education becomes a struggle and they learn new things on much higher challenging level. Going out with friends, sports, driving lessons occupy their attention more than the academics. All these are part of the learning process in which most children succeed and some fail.
This is a phase which is absolutely natural where teenagers are experiencing more and learning from their errors. Teenagers move away from their parents as they are very critical and the parents struggle to understand that their children are learning in a different way.
In order to be a good parent, plan to raise a healthy and industrious adults by supporting their new skills and praising their success and standing by them in their next adventure in life. This will keep them going forward as they still want your approval deep down. Consistency and effort in their teenage years will get you through the nightmare of them growing up.