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These days, it becomes increasingly challenging to raise children. The modern society offers a unique set of problems. No matter how many books you read, there are still problems that you encounter in your family. Parental influences have become diminished, due to the frequent usages of mobile devices and various gadgets. Today, teenagers are creating…
These days, it becomes increasingly challenging to raise children. The modern society offers a unique set of problems. No matter how many books you read, there are still problems that you encounter in your family. Parental influences have become diminished, due to the frequent usages of mobile devices and various gadgets. Today, teenagers are creating their own world and they often think that it’s no longer necessary to get along with parents. With a few taps and clicks, they can find their own enjoyment on the screen. This is a difficult situation, because they are fighting a losing battle against mobile devices, unless they can attract the attention of youngsters through more creative ways. Among young people, defince and rebellion is quite natural.
In fact, experts often say that rebellions are part of the growing up process. However, each child and teenager rebels in different way. While many teenagers openly oppose their parents, some children are willing to cooperate with parents, but they often insist of doing things in their own way. Today, children are asking freedom and the opportunity to make their own decision. When children have reached specific age, it is important for parents to proper prepare them. They need to be given a degree of autonomy, as long as they have positive and constructive goals. Children need to become more dependent in a healthier way. They need to get encouragement from parents. The problem is if children start to rebel in harmful and unhealthy ways. In this situation, we can’t really blame parents for the situation.
Children are getting oversaturated with options and they struggle to enjoy everything. They do this with the intention of having fulfilling and happy lives. However, some of the options that children and teenagers have can be quite harmful. Elements of violence and sex could be introduced in video games and films. Peers pressure and influence through partying, love relationships and drugs can make rebellions even more likely to happen. When children have openly opposed their parents, it is important to talk to them. Parents need to ask clearly what children and teenagers want to make the home a more comfortable place for them. Parents also need to explain to children about the real risk of external influences.
Parents should be able to come up with their set of exciting options, to negate potentially harmful external options. It would be much easier to win the child’s allegiance. However, many parents are simply too late and they are often surprised to see the extent of rebellion of their teenage children. It will take a lot more time and effort to pacify rebellious teenagers. In fact, this could be medium-term goal and it may take a few years before a rebellious teen start to respect the authority of parents. In this situation, parents need to form a plan and try to make steps that can help them to regain their children. The first step is often to calmly talk with teenagers and spend more time with them.
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