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
Many of us may recall how our parents spanked us in disobedience as a child. Statistics show that more than 300 million children worldwide are punished. Usually, children are spanked easily so as not to cause physical pain, but only affect their behavior. This form of punishment has been common for decades and even centuries. It was believed that spanking could even be useful because it helps to alter a child’s bad behavior.
However, over the past decades, attitudes towards punishments of this kind have changed. In the late 90s of the twentieth century, scientists first stated that spanking children is unacceptable. They hold this opinion today.
What is the reason for such changes? Until the 1990s, light physical punishment was a common educational method throughout the world. They were not considered physical abuse. Around the same time, the first scientific papers began to appear, confirming that physical punishment has negative consequences for the behavior and emotions of children. Modern research proves this thesis. Continue reading