TEEN’S DAILY NEEDS - -
You’ve probably noticed the huge popularity of motivational quotes all over the internet. And there's a message there. As much as people may want to ‘direct’ those quotes to us, they are also particularly meaningful, even personal, to the individual who posted them. My message is – life beats down on us daily. And we all need to support each other.
And for you as the parent of a teenager - you need to do pretty much the same thing. As frustrating and even angering as teenage behaviors and unpleasant comments may be, it's important to keep in mind that they really are trying to establish their place in society in their own minds and in your household. They are filled with doubts and wonderments.
So your BEST function as their parent is to look beyond their shortcomings and the negative things they do and remain positive, upbeat and encouraging. But keep in mind - a key element – your comments needs to be subtle - not directly expressed or explained.
I'm sure many of you will have doubts and even rejections of these thoughts but they are true and valid and real.
SEND YOUR TEEN INTO THE WORLD EACH DAY WITH BELIEF IN HIM OR HERSELF! [use different words]