Parents on teen dating
Be specific in your questions to encourage real answers: is one of the easiest ways to stay connected. Make time in your schedule to go to a game or play and enjoy sharing in your teen’s talents. Sometimes you do have to make suggestions for improvement, but you can do those positively. For busy high schoolers, you might offer to read (or maybe re-read) the literature they have been assigned for English class.
But remember, you're not there to help them get better at their activity; that will be perceived as a criticism, and they'll dread riding home with you. In other words, look for what your teen is doing right, at that moment. But it's embarrassing to pick up the phone in front of his friends and talk to his mom. ..involve them in the planning of the menu and the cooking.
Your teen doesn’t want you to step in and solve problems – that makes her feel incompetent, and dependent, so she needs to push you away.Whether your team wins or loses, cheering together brings you closer.And sitting in the bleachers together feels special and gives you a lot of time to talk.Teens don’t always necessarily recognize the time and work that goes into maintaining a household.I know I certainly didn’t understand how difficult it was until I moved out on my own. The more you demand they do things, or have a negative attitude, the more likely your teen will resist.
Buy two copies of a novel both you and your teen may enjoy. While this may seem like a distraction from “family time” it actually made me feel like my parents cared about letting us have a good time and wanted to get to know our friends. If your teen is into working out, ask if you can join her.