Teenagers go through a lot of insecurity and emotional turbulence. They need parental guidance and assistance. It helps to give them a blend of freedom and discipline.
Here are a few tips to help guide them.
Help them to explore the various issues of life and deal with them creatively and effectively.
Remind them that they are answerable to their conscience. And it shouldn`t be ignored or slighted. Each teenager should be answerable to himself.
Every teenager no matter how happy go lucky he or she is, needs to learn to respect the nobler qualities of life.
Self-esteem is a vital part of personality development. Teach your teenager the necessity to respect himself as a person. And to be a person worthy of respect.
Blazing new trails or walking new paths should be encouraged if that`s what the teenager wants to do. It is important to follow his heart`s call.
Emphasise in them the need to own up to their responsibility. Each of them is responsible for their own actions.
Teenagers should be seriously involved in some kind of community service. The need to think beyond themselves will hone them to be better adults and make the world a better place.
Teach them the value of appreciating peace, liberty, justice and freedom. Don`t let them take it for granted.
Teenagers could be a confused lot but they really are very endearing. Enjoy them.