When my children became teenagers a new whole world opened up for me as a parent. I know I had been a teenager once and thought that it would be easy to connect with my children, but trying to put the pieces together was completely different than I had expected. I wasn’t in a role as their other friends but I was in the role of a parent and being a guide through some years that can have their ups and downs.
Learning to navigate through this stage of life with your children as a parent is both hard and good times. My teenagers weren’t trying to be to rebel, but simply trying to be heard and learn about who they are.
iMOM’s article on 5 Things Teenagers Secretly Want You to Know But Won’t Tell You is filled with great thoughts your teenager is likely facing and thinking. For instance, your teens want your guidance rather than your expectations. Understanding our teenagers might be hard and a difficult time, but reading this article will hopefully give you some insight how to build a relationship with your teenagers.