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As your child grows and becomes a teenager, your relationship with them has to accommodate. Many parents struggle to get along with their teenage son or daughter, especially when they’re full of attitude and generally not that fun to live with. A senior school in London have put together the following tips to help parents improve their relationship with their teen.

Your teenage son or daughter will have a lot going on in their lives; more than they let on sometimes. With that said, it’s important for parents to be there for their child and listen to them with respect when they want to offload. Although you may want to interrupt them with some advice whilst they’re talking through their problems with you, it’s wise to wait until they’ve finished so that they know you’re available to talk openly to as and when they need you.

Always lead by example when it comes to relationships with your children, no matter how old they are. If you want them to respect you, you will have to be a respectful person. If you want them to keep their room tidy and do the household chores from time to time, don’t leave your own room in a mess.

Try and respect your teenager’s boundaries. Of course, it can be difficult to accept that your baby has grown up and wants to keep secrets but it’s important that you let them have their boundaries. They need to make mistakes in order to learn from them, so sometimes the best thing you can do is let them get on with it (within reason).

Many teens struggle with their confidence, so try to give them a little boost here and there. Try not to be too negative around them and instead, praise them when they’re doing things right. This will cheer them up and encourage them to continue doing things right.

Do not lose sight of the fact that you are your child’s parent, not their friend. If you behave more like their friend, they may forget to respect you. Your job is to offer them guidance and leadership, not friendship.

When your teen is giving you attitude, slamming doors and screaming in your face, try your utmost best not to take it personally. Of course, this is easier said than done but if you raise your voice as well and become too angry or upset to think straight, nothing will get resolved. Try to keep calm and stay out of their way when they’re in one of their moods.

Do you have good relationships with your children?

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