Teenage is a period in which most of the teenagers are almost independent. At this age, they and their minds are growing rapidly. So, it is the first responsibility of their parents to nurture them in an innovative way. Because children follow their parents and parents should create positive environment that is fruitful for parenting teenagers.
Now let us try to understand fundamental rules for parenting teenagers which play crucial and vital part in upbringing the teenagers in a positive and creative way.
Open communication for parenting teenagers
Most of the teenagers are afraid of talking with their parents openly because most of the parents create an environment of fear among teenagers and teens do not share their problems.
So, for parenting teenagers, parents should try their best to set up a frank atmosphere. If parents are connected heart to heart with their teenagers, then, in every matter, their teens share their ideas and feelings with parents and make parenting teenagers’ process easy. In this way, parents easily understand the thinking criteria of their adolescents.
Parents should give such pieces of advice that are better for teenagers. Contrary to this, if parents do not give time to their teens and are always in an angry mood, then teens hide their ideas, feelings, and problems due to fear of anger and secretive behavior.
Rules that promote safety
Another important fundamental factor in parenting teenagers is that in teenage, most of the teens take action without thinking about its consequences.
At this age, they want adventures; for example, they ride the bikes without following the road safety rules. To enjoy the parties, sometimes they do experiments of drinking. Teens do everything that is related to their enjoyment and they may wander till late at night. They do not know how these things are affecting their life.
So, parents should try their best to motivate them by telling road safety rules, harmful end of drinking and wasting time till late at night.
While parenting teenagers, parents can save their teenagers from a lot of other baleful habits by proper motivation and curfew.
Implementation of proper curfew makes them connected most of the time with their parents
Rules that teach morality
Children are shadow of their parents. It is the will of every parent that their offspring should have cultural, civil and prime manners. They want to see that their upcoming generation has some role for the betterment of society. This thing is only possible when parents teach moral values to their teenagers and enjoy parenting teenagers.
Because, most of the teenagers learn from the teaching of their parents, so, parents are the role model before their teens.
When children are younger; their family, culture, and values greatly influence their ability of making moral decision. During teenage, friends also play an important role in the learning process.
So, parents should give their younger ones an environment that proves fruitful for parenting teenagers. Such as, providing a situation that teaches moral lessons and avoiding teens from the bad company of friends is crucial in parenting teenagers.
Rules that encourage healthy habits
In teenage, adolescent do whatever they want. At this age, they take the decision seeing its some immediate benefits. So, it is the first duty of parents to make some rules which are adventure type for teenagers because adolescent like thrill type life. Parents should tell about those things that are either good or bad for teenager’s health.
A healthy mind and body does healthy activities. Habits of healthy activities are created if parents provide daily exercise facilities, food and frank environment as frank environment minimizes the ratio of depression. Teenagers should avoid using fast food.
At home, they should be given good food and game facilities which enhance their health and habits of healthy activities.
Role of internet in parenting teenagers
In this modern era, the internet provides a lot of helpful apps. By using these apps, one can get a lot in limited time. Social media also plays a vital role in parenting teenagers.
Where, many benefits of internet are available, it also has numbers of harmful effect on teenagers’ health. Because the facility of internet is available everywhere at any time, teenagers may be detracted by the wrong usage of internet.
There are lots of websites which are promoting immorality which can be the main reason of destroying the teens. Teens can be saved by this evil trek by proper motivation, support, and guidance.
During the process of parenting teenagers, parents tell the teens that it is very harmful for their health, mind and character. They should check the teenager’s activities by hiding themselves to know the real scenario.
In a nutshell
Keeping all the fundamental rules for parenting teenagers in mind, it seems a very tough job to nurture your teenager in a positive, socially mannered and creative environment. But, parents should do their best to shape their teens in great personalities.
If parents are addicted to bad habits, of course, teenagers also follow them. Because, teenager is an age in which your child follows the trending activities. So, as a parent, you should trend those things and roles that are beneficial for your teenagers.
Wish you happy and successful parenting.
By: Ajmal Dass Jaipal
Co- author: Umer