If you are concerned about the relationship that you share with your teenager, it is vital that you take control of the situation as soon as possible. Otherwise, you and your teen could continue to drift further and further apart. Have no fear! Reconnecting with your youngster is much easier than you would think. Below are four tips that can help you on your way. With any luck, they will assist you in getting your relationship back on track. Within a matter of weeks, you may see a chance and could be enjoying a fun, friendly, and fabulous relationship with your teenager, so what are you waiting for?
Redecorate their bedroom
Depending on the current state of your teenager’s bedroom, it might be time to redecorate. Redecorating a bedroom is a fantastic opportunity for you to embrace the fact that your youngster is growing up. Instead of forcing them to make do with a childish design scheme, you should be guiding your teen towards the next stage of life. Hopefully, this will encourage them to have more respect for their living space. In addition to this, the process of making design decisions should help to bring you and your teen closer together. Just think of all the fun you could have picking out paint samples, building flatpack furniture, and selecting the perfect final touches.
Look out for fun activities to enjoy together
Another great tip is to look out for fun activities to enjoy together. If you are finding it hard to convince your teen to spend any time with you, the trick is to organize an exciting event. You could go to a concert, attend a sports competition, or visit an incredible attraction. Whatever you decide, the most important thing is that you involve your teen in the decision-making process. Although it might be tempting to plan a surprise, this could result in you choosing the wrong event. That is why you should play it safe by encouraging your teen to join you as you scroll through Ticket sales. Don’t worry; it won’t be long until you find an option that excites you both.
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Support their educational endeavors
The next tip is to support your teen in their educational endeavors. As your youngster grows up, it is likely that they will face more and more pressure at school. They will have papers to write, exams to study for, and important decisions to make. Of course, you don’t want to add to this pressure by becoming a pushy parent. However, you do want your child to know that you are there for them. In order to achieve this, you will need to take an active interest in your teen’s education. Every day, you should be asking your teen about their experience at school. You should also make an effort to attend any educational events that they invite you to.
Build up their self-esteem
Finally, you should make it your goal to build up your teen’s self-esteem. Even if your child appears pretty confident, they are sure to have their hang-ups. Rather than allowing these issues to go unchecked, you should teach your teen the importance of self-love and self-belief. This will help them to flourish into a confident and well-balanced adult. It should also work wonders for your relationship, as your teen will start to see you as a constant source of praise, love, and support.
My oldest is going to be 14 on Friday....what??? I love your tips. We are still really close, but he's definitley becoming more independent.ReplyDelete
Bonding with your children is definitely important and when it comes to teens, it's one of the things that can help you build a better and more trusting relationship with them. I think these ideas are great!ReplyDelete
I have found the best way to strengthen a bond with a teen is to listen, really listen, and talk honestly with them and hear them. It's also about timing, it's been my experience that most teens don't like to feel any relationship is being forced, or any discussion.ReplyDelete
I still have a couple more years for my youngest is name looking forward to staying close to him throughout his teenage years. I am close to my older son also. I love what you say here. I think the more time you spend with them the better.ReplyDelete
With our kids we do a lot of these things now. We also make sure to have solid family time, no electronics, where we all get together and just have fun.ReplyDelete
When my daughter was a teen, we loved redecorating. We could talk for hours (and not fight!) about color, mood, charm, etc.ReplyDelete
These are great tips for keeping the lines of communication open with your teenager. I have a super shy, quiet teen and it can be difficult to make connections with him at times.ReplyDelete
Great tips here! Listening to them and allowing them to make some of their own mistakes definitely builds confidence because they feel like you have faith in them when you let them make some decisions and they feel validated.ReplyDelete
What wonderful tips on developing a great relationship with your teen. Looks like you and your kids are off to a wonderful start.ReplyDelete
I SO love that you mentioned building their self esteem because it's so important with teenagers. They're going through so much changes and it can really affect the way they see themselves. Your tips are amazing!ReplyDelete
Both of my kids are adult now, but when they were in their teens, we loved watching movies together and window shopping. Those were our favorite bonding activities.ReplyDelete
These are all amazing tips for bonding with teens. Definitely picked out a few gems for when that time comes.ReplyDelete
Totally agree with you on this. It's very important to bond with your children all throughout their years especially when they are teens.ReplyDelete
We are not there yet, I have a pre-teen but so get it. These are great tips!ReplyDelete
You have some great tips. When I was a teen I bonded the most with my Mom when she was supporting me in school and we did things that we had in common together.ReplyDelete
My oldest will be 13 this year and my 2nd oldest will be 12 - time flies! You make great points, and give good tips, grateful for this positive parenting reminder!ReplyDelete
Nice tips, I currently have 2 teens in the house and sometimes it's hard to bond because they are at that age they are off with friends and not wanting to hang put with mommy.ReplyDelete