@Team ParentCircle It is true that if the emotions are not controlled from a young age we are going to create a poisonous society. Every child needs to manage their emotions and should be taught the right way to behave in society otherwise a bunch of rude citizens without civic sense will prevail in future. Indeed its the need of the hour
@Team ParentCircle I truly appreciate this article for I had difficulty in regulating digital time for my kids. In today's scenario we cannot totally cut off from technology but definitely can manage it usefully.
@Anonymous Dear parent, I can imagine how difficult it must be for you to deal with your adolescent. However, this is actually quite a common adolescent behaviour. Adolescence is a period of development which is marked by physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes. The goal of this stage of development is to move toward a more independent sense of self. You might feel that you are disconnected to your teen but moodiness, testing boundaries, and greater interest in privacy are the quite common at this stage, and in fact indicate normal development. The most important goal of parenting at this stage is to stay connected to your teen while at the same time giving him the space and independence he requires, within limits. For example, have family meals everyday in which all members of the family share about their day. Make being present mandatory. At first your teen may not talk much and just eat his dinner without speaking, but gradually as he learns to trust you more, he might start speaking a little. Encourage him by showing active interest in his life, but without becoming too nosy. If he does talk rudely, tell him gently that in your family you all speak politely to one another (and mean it!). Support your teen as he may be going through his own turmoil and inner conflicts, due to his changing body and pursuit toward self-identity. Be patient with him, be there for him (whether he shows he needs you or not), and avoid judging him- and you will definitely see this 'stranger' transforming into a person who loves you and trusts you. All the best!
@Anonymous This age is such that some children become slightly distant from their families, especially parents. Try to be a friend to him and make him feel that it is absolutely normal and fine to go through the multiple emotions that he is feeling. Ask him if something is bothering him and share a story from your childhood when you were undergoing a similar phase. He will probably feel more connected and gradually open up to you.
@Pragatii Jalal Ruia Yes it a difficulty faced by parents like us and kids resent any preaching in that department. I feel we can try coaxing and show them by example .It may take time but finally things will turn around.
@Anonymous Teens go through a lot of changes physically, emotionally and socially. There are some changes that happen in their brain too. His current behavior does not change your influence on him. It will not affect your relationship with him in the longer term. Nevertheless, there are lot of steps you can take to understand your child and keep the communication going. As your child is maturing, he will think differently and probably doesn't understand the impact of his words or actions on you. This article below may help you. It talks about connecting with your teen. I’ll send you the link. All the Best!:)
In adolescence, the child who used to share everything suddenly prefers to keep a distance. Then, how will you connect with your teen? Through intentional li.../article/4-mindful-parenting-strategies-to-connect-with-your-teen/