You have the power to make a difference to your teen’s life, simply by getting to know him and his world.

The following lists some of the typical behaviours of teens
Has disrespectful attitude towards parents, family and others
Challenges requests or rules
Is self absorbed and unable to see things from anyone else’s perspective
Is lazy and careless about responsibilities
Has a negative attitude towards life, school or people
Is emotionally withdrawn and distant from you
Has a tendency to pick friends of whom you disapprove
Erupts into anger that sometimes seems to come out of nowhere
Lacks motivation for school and fails to maintain grades
Neglects home chores and responsibilities
Has mood shifts that seem to have neither rhyme nor reason
Is mean to siblings or friends
Lacks interest in spiritual matters
Detaches from family events and wants to be with friends only
Lies and is deceptive about activities
Is physically aggressive and violentIs truant from school or runs away
Abuses substances – alcohol, drugs, pornography, etc
Engages in sexual activity

In our parenting endeavours, we often fail to understand our children. and our teenage son or daughter constantly remind us of this failure.They are going through various changes both physical and psychological. And as parents, we need to maintain the balance between governance and camaraderie. This will provide a better connection with your ‘teenager’ than what you already have…