Parents And Teens With Teens

1952 Words Aug 10th, 2014 8 Pages
While many parents and teens have strong, positive relationships, some do not. Some parents can openly interact with their teenagers while others have a hard time connecting, as teens can often be complex and erratic. For this reason, guiding and helping them through their adolescent years can be difficult. Parents assume that by giving honest advice, detailed instructions, and directions will eventually solve problems or issues. Instructing a teen to perform certain steps and in guaranteeing that the problem will be solved is only a temporary solution. Approaching to offer guidance to a teenager can be challenging and there are methods that can be used in order to further understand them.
Helping is simply telling someone else exactly what to do and how to do it and effectively helping a teenager who is in need of guidance is an undertaking that should be done appropriately. To navigate the tumultuous teens, some parents take a very directive approach. In other words, they very explicitly tell their sons and daughters what to do, how to do it, when it should be done, and where. The problem with this method is that telling someone what to do only creates a quick non-lasting solution. Additionally, the feelings of not being heard and the trust that builds up in a teen towards their parents diminishes when they are being told what to do and how to do it. If not directed properly, results may either affect the teen positively or negatively because anyone seeking help responds…
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