Teenagers without trauma

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” Abigail Van Buren

teenagers-without-traumaThe transition from child to adult can be a difficult time for both the child and parents.  There are enormous developments in the teenage brain leading to increased reasoning skills and abstract thinking – teenagers often see things in black and white.  It is important that parents can prepare their child for independence and your role will change from one of nurturing and protecting, to one of negotiating and providing advice.  Here are some ideas which might help during this period:

Be involved
Relate to them
Set limits
Brain development
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