Being called a parent is very special.  But parenting teenagers is a long story of hardship, and can have various advantages and disadvantages. Teenage years refer to the time in which physical and emotional changes occur rapidly. These changes not only cause lots of stress for the child but to the parents as well; and it is most commonly seen that problems during this time mostly root from stress.

Teenagers' Problems

Adolescence is a time of confusion for your teen, and can sometimes be a period of distress between you and your child. This calls for understanding your adolescent so that you can help him/her grow up into a responsible and independent person. Even though, it is hard to recall your own teenage every day, you, actually, were a youngster once in your life span. For teenagers, struggling with bad hair or acne problems, mood swings, self-consciousnesses are found to be some of the most common problems. They need to establish their personalities and identities. Besides, they may initiate with something that can help them look different from their friends and classmates. This feeling and realization may result in various episodes of distress and mood swings for a teenage.

Most parents misunderstand that physical changes in their teens will lead them to be embarrassed about the changes in their bodies. However, this could actually make you child feel more awkward, uncomfortable and worried with their appearance. Since, most teens want to gain independence and freedom; they love to experience new things, and might get involved in some addictive substances for rebelling against parental control. This makes dealing with drugs and alcohol another common problem in teenagers.

Parents' Role

When it comes to raising a teenager, you might want to be the best parent. However, it requires you to provide your child the right environment for their physical and behavioral growth. Your relationship with your children is very personal, and what works between you and your offspring may not be the same for certain parents and their children. However, there are a few approaches and aspects that are universal, and regarded as general factors of good parenting.Here's a very interesting page with help in this regard:

The right way to start is to educate yourself and work to understand your child. The more you know your teens, the better you raise them. Also, it is important that you should prepare yourself to face conflicts that may come upon in their struggle of finding their identity. In addition, lack of communication can a disaster in your relationship with your teens. For that reason, you need to make sure that you communicate with your teens most of the times, and encourage them to do the same. This is very helpful to prevent misconceptions and misunderstandings between you and your children. According to most experts, parents should talk to their children early enough to get a better chance to encourage open communication later when your relationship with them will need it most.

Additionally, it is critically important that you deal with teenage problems wisely especially when it comes to drugs, drinking or smoking. Some teens may also like to change their appearance like changing their hair color or wearing outrageous clothing. Think twice before you voice an objection. It is always a good idea to discuss such issues with your teen and not just make demands.

Trust is a vital element when it comes to build a strong relationship with your children. Breaking trust from either side could lead to a very complicated situation where it is harder to rebuild it. Your children should know that you trust them and if the trust is broken they would have to face the consequences.


Parenting teenagers is a phase where you will find yourself struggling with power. If you have children then it is a natural to deal with the most complicated stage of a child development. Despite of all complications of adolescence time, there are many ways to keep your relationship with your teen positive. You shouldn't lose the control and try not to react when you are angry. Instead, explore the ways you can calm yourself and converse with your teen in a positive and calm mood. Make sure that you do not stoop to the level of your child's maturity.

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