Parenting - Emotions | 13-18 yrs

Importance Of Expressing Affection To Your Teens


Teens need to be shown love and affection just like little children do. Teenage comes with its own set of emotional turmoils, and therefore people belonging to that age group have their own set of needs. Your teen may be much more in need of the assurance of your support than you may imagine. So, how is it that parents can make their young adults feel that they are loved?

Expressing affection to teens may require a different approach than what is required when children are younger. An article titled 'Have You Hugged Your Teen Today? The Importance of Parental Touch' published in sums this up well. It quotes Dr Laura Markham, editor of thus: “Part of parenting is being physically connected with our kids when they’re little...As kids get older, it’s not a matter of us separating from them; it’s a matter of us finding new, appropriate ways to connect with them.”

Our ClipBook presents some useful reads to help you in this direction. An article titled 'What Teens Need Most From Their Parents' published in the Wall Street Journal will help you understand the needs of teens and how parents can help them at this stage. Then, there are other articles, which list out some great ideas to establish long-lasting bonds with your teen. Hope you enjoy reading the articles.


Have You Hugged Your Teen Today? The Importance Of Parental Touch

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What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

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