Moving with Teens Tips and Guide
You may give them an inch, but make no mistake about it, they'll
take a whole mile.
They may rebel, complain, and even say they hate you, but
when you're moving with your teens, you must exhibit the patience
and serenity of a Buddhist monk. Especially if they have to
switch schools. Especially high school! And especially if
they have to leave their friends.
Teenagers have had more time to grow and develop an attachment
with their social environment. Expect some moping and acting
up early on and expect it to continue as long as a month after
It'll be easy for you to become irritated and impatient but
it is important that you deal with your child in the best
manner possible. Granted, they may not want to talk to you
right away but you should always let it be known that you're
available at any time.
And they'll never be alone. How can they in the age of instant
messaging and wireless phones? They'll be in constant contact
with their friends. These friends, no matter how much you
disapprove of their tattoos and piercings, only want the best
for your child. They'll help your kids cope by constantly
reassuring them and dishing out advice. Kids understand kids
the best. True you were once their age, but that was many,
many years ago...
You may balk at this hands-off approach, but chances are,
you've raised your children right.
And here's the kicker: Teens are very resilient.
Parents just have to weather a few storms before the realization
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