Parenting

Teenage Issues

Anita
11 to 16 years

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Updated on May 06, 2015

Hows to handle teenage daughter's interest in opposite sex ,Facebook addiction chats & behaviour issues

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Shikha Batra

| May 07, 2015

Hi Anita! Come to think of our days as a teenager. We have been there and done that. So it is advisable to take it as a phase. The lesser the reaction from yr end the more u will find her opening up to u. Please take care of following things. 1. it is advisable not to force the teenager to share what chit chats she had with her Frns. Or keeping a check on her fb account Or her mobile phone. This will make her hide things more from u. 2. Try and have faith in yr child that she would not do something wrong. Only this way it would reflect in yr behavior. 3. Try to be friends with yr daughter. Look for ambient environment and feasible time when u two could open yr heart out Without judging each other. these moments could be catching up on a cup of coffee, going to ice cream parlor or While on yr way back after watching a movie. 4. The message u want to communicate need not be direct but in the form of a friend's tale or one of yr secrets u never shared. 5. Give some time for things to seep in. An overnight change should not be expected. 6. Don't react to comments. This would immediately strain the bond you have been trying to build on. 7. request yr child to help u with daily chores. This will further bring u two closer. Praise yr child at each step. 8. u could discuss attraction towards opposite sex is natural. But it's better to maintain safe distance. u could warn her of the consequences again with examples. the idea is not to scare the child but to make her aware. Hope these steps would bridge the gap between you two and u would be able to overcome yr anxieties. All the best!

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Parentune Support

| May 07, 2015

Hi Anita You may also find this blog helpful, pls read- https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/are-you-having-trouble-communicating-with-your-teenager/348

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Nita Sahni

| May 07, 2015

Anita , are you there on your daughter's FB as yet? Is she OK in sharing her password with you, do you girls have an open chat about her crush and so on...

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Rachna

| May 07, 2015

Anita, I think at this time for you to become a friend to your daughter. do not appear anxious in front of her (though you may feel) or she may hide things from you. casually ask her indirect questions to keep yourself abreast with her social life. spend some quality time with her.. take her out for coffee/icecream/burger whatever she likes (just the two of you) and chit chat... tell her about your young days but as a friend rather than lecturing. children need a confidante and friend at such times. be that to her.

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