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10 Things Your Teen Will Never Tell You

If there’s one thing we know about teens, it is that they are tight-lipped. Here are some things teenagers never talk about but want their parents to know.

Tips for Parent By Himanshu Sharma / Oct 27, 2014

Things Teens Never Talk About

If there’s one thing we know about teens, it is that they are tight-lipped. They don’t open their hearts to their parents, making the latter stay clueless on how to raise their young ones and reason with them. Here are the things teenagers never talk about but want their parents to know. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Teens need Time with Parents.

Not many parents recognize that their teens need time with them. A healthy relationship with the father and mother is entirely different from what it is when it is the other way around. Parents must make time for quality time with teens. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Don’t take Failure for Inexperience

Most parents don’t understand that teens are unskilled and the only experience they have is as a child. When they fail, it is because of inexperience. It is a parent’s responsibility to teach their kids the skills necessary to overcome failures. Don’t be hard on them during failures, but offer them a helping hand. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Teens do Listen to the Parents

Your teen may revolt but he does listen to your inputs. Teens listen to parents even when they don’t look like to. Even if they give an indiscernible glare, they are all ears. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Teens want to be Respected

It is not only the parents that demand respect; teens want their parents to reciprocate. Parents must understand the logic – the more you give, the more you gain. If you think that teen the doesn't respect you, it could be because they don't feel respected. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Peer Pressure troubles them

Peer pressure is a big thing for teenagers, just like it is for older adults. They don’t like when parents compare them with others, argue, analyze, or judge them on that basis. They appreciate guidance but depreciate when they are forced at something. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Teens feel Insecure and Anxious about Growing Up

You will always hear teens talk about what they want to do and what they would rather not, but the truth is that they do have feelings of insecurity and anxiety. These feelings are often taken as annoyance and anger by parents. They want the parents to work together with them for success. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Teens can be Sensitive and Emotional

Most teens want to show their world to their folks. The sensitive and moody emotions are normal during the growing years, and don't last long. You need to understand this side of theirs and just don't make a case out of it. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Teens Possess limited Time Management Skills

It is possible for teens to be punctual if their folks are, not in all cases though. If you think your teen doesn’t have good time management skills, you need to help them learn to use their time wisely. Never push them; decide on what is negotiable and non-negotiable. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Teens love to hang out.

It is very difficult for teens to live without having some fun every once in a while with their and it is almost a secret wish for them to have the parents around for their mischief. Even if you can't relate to their ways of having fun, music, games or movies, make time for it. This is how you can make them understand the balance between fun and responsibilities. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)


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