Teenagers in Transition: A Parent’s Guide

Teenagers in Transition: A Parent’s Guide

‘Hey Mom! I bought this pair of jeans two months back and they are already short for me!’

Parents of teenagers would be more than familiar with such statements. You guessed it right! 

I am talking about the growth spurt of adolescents. 

Adolescence is the age from 10-19 years. It is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. It is an age when kids are fast outgrowing their clothes and going through many changes in their physical appearance, thinking, socialization and emotions. Adolescence is a critical period for the development of self-identity. 

As the children are trying to understand the world from their own perspective, they may be faced with several challenges. These include navigating social pressures, career choices, academics, physical changes, and societal norms. As parents, we can facilitate skill development and help our child sail through this turbulent period smoothly. Parents can aid their children in developing life skills like self-awareness, effective communication, and refusal techniques. By being good role models, parents can demonstrate effective stress management strategies, decision making skills and teach kids ways to make their own healthy choices.

This is a stage of transition for parents as well. As parents, we need to empower ourselves with skills to navigate this phase successfully. Adolescents, as they grow, are developing their own concepts and opinions about their surroundings. Friends may take precedence over family and conflict may arise over how much freedom is allowed. Awareness of our own emotions and learning to cope with them become essential skills for parents. This is a stage when children need the support and guidance of parents. So, learn to keep the channels of communication open and build a strong interpersonal relationship with them.

Join us in our upcoming workshop, ‘Raahein- The Positive Parenting Guide’(Navigating the Teen Years Together) and become a part of the Wellness Wise Parent Community.

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20 thoughts on “Teenagers in Transition: A Parent’s Guide

  1. The parents must set e examples before their children from birth, from their co spaciousness developing stage and more so In their adolescence. These examples can range from family environs to attitude towards senior citizens in the house to domestic helps, service providers, support staff, philanthropy ad infinitum. Kindly include these aspects as well; in fact these are the only issues a child can grow up healthily in body, mind and heart.

    1. Thank you for your valuable feedback and inputs Sarkara!
      Undoubtedly, parents are role models for their children and kids learn several of their life skills and values by observing their parents.
      The sincere involvement of parents in our interactive workshops helps them reflect on their own parenting style and understand the child’s perspective.

  2. Thank you for sharing. It’s an interesting read. If parents of teenagers have trust and unconditional love in their children, then half of the battle is already won. Looking forward for your next blog Ma’am.

    1. Glad you found the article interesting Suneela! Yes, trust & mutual respect will give an edge to build strong bonds with our children.

  3. Perfectly and aptly extrapolated the importance of effective communication in building a bond with our children. Eagerly looking forward for the engrossing and enriching workshop.

    1. Its a pleasure to know Sonia, that you can aptly relate the importance of effective communication in building strong bonds with our children. Yes , I am very excited and eagerly waiting to interact with each one.

  4. It is actually difficult to navigate as an adolescent, parents play key role in this whole process. Thank you Ma’am for your valuable insights on the topic.

  5. We are eagerly counting the days. As parents I am sure you all will agree that sometimes this is all what we need…. somebody to believe in us….understand us …. connect with us and hear us !
    Thank you so much Ma’am for making this happen.

    1. You’re welcome Sapna! It’s truly heartwarming to hear your appreciation, and as a parent, I absolutely agree that having someone believe in, understand, connect with, and listen to you can make all the difference.

  6. Rightly said maam it is a transition period for parents too and they also need the right guidance.I am sure the participating parents will have an enriching experience and lots of learning in the upcoming workshop. Maam your workshops are worth attending. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Prerna! You’re absolutely right; the transition to parenthood is a significant journey, and parents need guidance and support along the way. I am really very happy to know that you believe in the value of our workshops. I am confident that the participating parents will indeed have a rewarding and enriching experience.

  7. Thank you so much for yet another insightful blog post, Ma’am. Your words bring attention to an often-overlooked aspect—the profound transformation parents experience during their children’s adolescent years. I believe that your upcoming workshop, ‘Raahein – The Positive Parenting Guide’ (Navigating the Teen Years Together), is an excellent opportunity for all parents to learn directly from you. Eagerly looking forward to the workshop!

    1. Thank you Mamta for your appreciation! These workshops are aimed for enriching each parent’s journey and enhancing their skills.

  8. We all know Adolescence is a time of rapid change which leads to lots of up and downs in life of teenager. With skills, patience, understanding, empathy and lots of love this time can also pass effectively, and give good experience to both parents and child. Very helpful tips for parents. I’m sure Dr. Alka’s workshop will be really helpful for parents.

  9. Very insightful post ma’am. Aptly quoted, ‘As parents we need to keep the channels of communication open and build a strong interpersonal relationship with children’.

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