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As strange as it may seem, there are some behaviour patterns that are normal for teenagers.
A Change of Appearance
Withdrawal from Family
Experimenting with Alcohol and Drugs
These are the most common problems you will come up against. Mood swings are definitely... Read all »
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Teaching Manners to Your Teen
One thing that you have to consider is why your teen is being impolite. Sometimes they may just be acting like a normal teenager. All teens go through phases of being rude to people. One minute they are polite and the next minute they are moody and impolite. So, figure out whether they... Read all »
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Why Teenagers Experiment With Their Sexuality
Teenagers are going through some pretty big changes in their lives. They may feel confused about every aspect of their life. From their image to their relationships – everything is confusing and it’s no wonder they start to also question their sexuality. It can be... Read all »
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No matter how many books you read or how many websites you scan for information, you will never be prepared for dealing with the problems that come with teenagers. This is especially true when it comes to sex.
Teenagers and Sex
While the law states that your teenager is old enough to have sex at 16 years of age,... Read all »
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Understanding Your Teen’s Appearance
The main problem that teenagers face in the world today is knowing where they fit in. As a child they are told what to do and they have to do it. As they start to develop their own mind, they now feel the need to find their own way in society. This is entirely healthy and... Read all »
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There aren’t enough books in the world to help you to prepare for parenthood. Each life stage provides a new, more difficult challenge. When your child becomes a teenager, it becomes a countdown to when they are ready to fly the nest. So just how can you ensure that your teenager is ready to face the world when the... Read all »
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You soon start to see all of their opportunities and their life draining away. As a parent this can make you extremely angry and upset. However, before you take that anger and frustration out on your child, take a deep breath and slowly count to 10. This isn’t easy for anybody involved and many parents mistakenly... Read all »
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Understanding the Problem
Before you can tackle your teen’s eating disorder, you first need to understand why it has developed. Do they feel pressurised by society? Do they have low self-esteem? Do they have a serious interest in athletics or sports which require them to have a lean figure?
Talk to your teen... Read all »
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Even if you think they aren’t listening to you, they will be. They may just be too embarrassed to make it look like they are listening! The main question that you may have is when do you introduce contraception to your teen?
Educating About the Different Types
It’s all well and good telling your teen to use... Read all »
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All kinds of wild behaviour can take place and that is why many parents fear letting their teens go to one. If you’re wondering whether to let your ten go to a party or not then the below advice should help.
Laying the Boundaries
Sit down with your teenager and talk to them about the party they will be... Read all »
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Communication is Key
As with anything, if you have good communication with your teen then it can help them to make the right choices. Teenagers will often do what you tell them not to do. They rebel because they want to find their own way in the world and they are sick of being told what to do. Therefore if you... Read all »
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Acting on Defiance
As soon as your teenager hears the word ‘No’ it can cause a defiant reaction. They will feel hard done by and will often tell you that they hate you. It will make them want to rebel and this will cause them to do whatever it was that you said they couldn’t do.
The trouble is that your... Read all »