Parenting Teens

TeensFor some people the teen years have a rather dismal reputation for wreaking havoc on the family. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Careful work and adjustments can help young people accomplish the God-given process of developing independence while at the same time learning to relate successfully to other adults, including their parents.

One of the challenges is that parents must make a significant parenting shift. No longer can they treat their teens as if they were 10 or 11 years old. As teenagers, these young people need different strategies and approaches. Parents must develop many skills and tools to handle these shifts, but with some work, they can successfully navigate the waters of directing a teenage toward adulthood.