Elena, the mother of 10-year-old Katya, says: “Recently, her friend came to visit my daughter. We chatted a bit. After a couple of days, my daughter reported that a friend found me sweet and calm and would like my daughter to grow up the same. I was surprised, because we talked with my daughter’s girlfriend for only a few minutes. I only showed hospitality, but my daughter’s friend thought it was something unusual.
Another friend, Katie, once said: “My father does not respect women.” I was stunned and asked why she thinks so. It turned out that she witnessed a situation where her parents argued about politics, and her father told her mother: “Shut up.” “The girl was not at all interested in politics, but before that she had never seen her father being rude to her mother.”
At first glance, both of these situations may seem insignificant – after all, children still do not understand much. But the children watch adults all the time and do the same. The old rule: “Do as I say, and not as I do” no longer works. Continue reading
Maria, the mother of 14-year-old Cyril, says: “My son returned home almost every day. He seemed moody and absent-minded, wore long hair, did not study well at school, and ate little. When I found a pack of cigarettes in his jacket, I realized that we had problems. ”
Adolescence is the age of change. Adolescents are vulnerable, they can develop bad habits, which in adulthood can develop into serious problems. Quite often, adolescents have problems with behavior, and parents can not do anything about it.
Consider what problems are most common among adolescents and what parents can do about it.
How to deal with the problems of adolescents
Adolescence is not easy for both children and their parents. The only way to cope with adolescent problems is to know everything about them and be prepared for them. Consider the most common problems teenagers face. Continue reading
In families where open communication is practiced, each member feels that he is loved and respected in the family circle. Open communication also helps to deal with emerging conflicts. This kind of communication is based on listening, empathy, support and joint problem solving.
Make communication with children your priority. Open and comfortable communication develops a child’s confidence, self-esteem, willingness to cooperate, as well as a healthy and warm relationship between you. Take the time and effort to develop your relationships and communication skills while talking with children as much as possible.
Remember that communicating with children is a two-way process. Talk to the child, and then listen to what he tells you. Listening is as important as speaking. Continue reading