For Parent-Teen Relationships
The teenage years are tough, and parenting a teenager can be just as difficult. Parent-teen relationships pose many unique challenges. For starters, teens are going through various changes, developing their independence, and often times feel misunderstood or overprotected by their parents.
As a parent, you’re watching your adolescent go through the growing pains of becoming a young adult, all while taking rigorous classes, navigating their social life, and possibly working or participating in multiple extracurriculars. You’re trying to find the right balance between supporting, nurturing, and disciplining your teen while also allowing them to make their own decisions and to take on more responsibilities and independence.
However, this doesn't always go as smoothly as planned. You might experience your teen giving attitude, shutting down, acting out, or no longer wanting anything to do with you. Maybe when you try talking things out or asking questions, it's met with great resistance.