Hey guys, not sure of how many of you guys have teenagers. I remember being a teen and somewhat so defining. More because my parents didnt allow certain things, they were old school alittle more strick, straight to the book.
So for my teens i try to carry on some traditonal parenting skills, as with being a little more open as well. Ive notice its not working as much seems as if their trying to take advantage.
Do you use tactics from the old school or your own?
Do you ask other parents for opinions or constanly say you got it, buy nothing changes?
As im still growing im extremly grateful, i mean theirs things i wish i could change from my teen experience. Like working summer youth, having more responsiblity but those are the things im able to change with my children. I didnt work summer youth because my parents wanted me to enjoy life, but i didnt gain the responsiblity. My parents were strick on me going outside riding the train, i was kinda spoiled in away. So with my teens i allow them to ride the train go outside with curfew,so they can have not only experience but those are also life lessons.
did you have to work summer youth? Were you responsible early on?
The difference also is i grew up in a two parent household. Todays society, well my children arent. Myself and their dad have a decent relationship but arent togather. We tend to agree to disagree. If you know what i mean. He also was raised in a two family household but had tons of responsiblity. Almost as if he took care of himself and his siblings. So we do come to a common ground.
Why do you believe theirs less of two parent households? Is their less of two parent households? Did you grow in a two parent household?
theirs always disadvantages and advantages in situations, so dont pass to much judgement!
so theirs times where me and my children dont meet i to eye because theirs things i dont understand or they try and use against me.
Iike dad lets me do this on the weekends why wont you?
Sometimes it just frustrating.
So myself and dad try to come with a mutal agreement, so one isnt more strick then the other and keep some of more traditional tactics.
communication is key even if you guys dont seem to get along.
maybe even ask someone for their advice on parenting skills its ok, we werent born being parents.
lets not forget you were a teen too!
What do you suggest?
Were you comfortable with speaking to your parents? What are your teen tactics?
Ive notice the more we work togather as parents the better our children are in school.
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