Being a mother of a teenager is the toughest. Obviously, you hear a lot of dramatic and terrifying stories from other mothers (or teenagers) ever since your baby is born. These little rumors you hear about teenage parenting always seems dreadful. It obviously inwardly cringes you when you start moving towards this level of parenting.
But as the baby grows up, it doesn’t seem that dreadful as you thought. So, as soon as your baby reaches the teenage years you relax a bit. It actually isn’t as hard as it seems. Just because most of the teenagers are mostly spoilt, doesn’t mean your child will turn out to be a spoilt brat too.
Different experienced teenage mothers have suggested various different things which are listed below as pointers. Take a look, it might help.
Learn to talk sarcastically:
Seriously, research has shown that sarcasm is one thing that teenagers love. They love to give sarcastic comments and talk in a sort of, you can say, inappropriate way. This means you need to learn to talk sarcastically like all his/her friends. This way you’ll bond better with your kids and they’ll listen to what you have to say. A little sarcasm can make your teen kids love you way more. Honestly, being strict parents can actually spoil your kids, so be careful.
Try to make them responsible:
If you want your child to be mature then put responsibilities on them. Demand responsibilities to make them a better person. If your teen kid doesn’t wash his dishes and doesn’t make his/her own meal, then it can be bad for him later on in life. Try to put responsibilities on them, this isn’t a favor, it is actually really helpful for his/her future.
Be a role model:
You need to be a role model for your child. A child does what he/she sees around. Being a role model for your child can actually be helpful for his/her future. If your child sees that you are constantly trying to scam the system, then don’t expect otherwise from your kids. So if you are trying to show hard work, love, and care – you’ll have a great human being as a kid. So, make sure to be a good role model for your child.
These are the three basic tips you need to try out. If you want your child to be more than just ‘your baby’ then these are the things you should keep in mind. The best way to avoid all those dreadful years of training your child is by being there for them.