Understanding Your Teenager
Teenagers, or adolescents, tend to distance themselves from their parents as they enter adolescence. The drive for teenage independence is a normal part of their development.
When you have a teenager, dealing with moodiness is pretty normal. This has been true since the beginning of time. But how do you know if it’s teenage depression?
If your teen has an entrepreneurial mindset there are a lot of ways you can capitalize as a parent. And we’re not talking about financial gains! Having a teen who shows initiative and creativity as a businessperson opens lots of doors to collaborate with your kid.
The ability of your 17 year old kid with ADHD to set boundaries is probably limited. She most likely will need your help, and she still will most likely push back on that help
It’s normal for teens to push away from parents and grasp for more freedom and independence. But it’s also normal for us parents to be scared by that and want to hold on. The push/pull between parents and teens wanting their freedom is a phenomenon which hopefully helps both parties find the perfect middle. And it may even be a healthier place to be.
Sometimes shoplifting can be indicative of deeper emotional problems in teenagers. More commonly however, what teens get out of shoplifting is empowerment.
If you’ve had infidelity in your marriage it can be as hard for your kids as it is for you. Children may feel a range of emotions from shame, embarrassment, betrayal and anger when one parent has been unfaithful. Kids may also feel a strong need to protect the parent who got hurt.
For parents, sending a kid off to college can summon every parental fear you’ve ever had. Even as your teen is on the verge of adulthood, watching them leave for school brings up those same feelings as when you left them alone with a babysitter for the first time.