Yass ! Hello ! Am sorry for my inconsistency it hasn’t been easy these days …I have exams coming up so please bear with me and sometimes laziness can just decide to hook me up even when I finally try hard to create time 😔.I hope am forgiven 😉 .So let’s get started .If you are just checking this blog for the first time thank you 😊 welcome 🤗,enjoy and have a seat 💺 .Dont forget to place your comments down below and also drop your emails in order to keep you updated any time I place something here .
Well this topic is just a very interesting one but let’s just get to know more about it . Actually we all know what being a teenager is and it’s actually not an easy life . Literally Teenagehood is practically the hardest stage in someone’s life especially the females but there one thing is that parents don’t tend to understand what ever a teenager feels (mostly African parents) .
Yes we are teenagers , we are still growing our brains are not yet fully developed but yet when we get to this age range (15-17) we feel we have arrived and we can take decisions anytime we want to .Yet this is the stage where we grow feelings , have mood swings , get angry easily , cry out for reasons that don’t worth tears , go out with friends , and all that . But parents can be very annoying and won’t try to understand or bother to ask what is going on .
One thing we should know is that our parents really care but the thing is they don’t know how to show it and even if they do know how to show it they are not willing to show it because they feel that we will take them for granted and will become rude ,saucy and all that . Yes we need to be disciplined but at the same time we need someone to tell our secrets to , cry on their shoulders and someone to hug also . If parents keep over protecting and keep being harsh and all that it won’t change anything but will worsen the whole and push their children away from them . They will prefer to tell outsiders whatever they have in mind .
Sometimes walk up to them and ask them what they feel and even make jokes with them like “who is that boy you like ,the girl you like ” and definitely they will open up and will tell you more and all you need to do is just advise them and if they don’t listen just give them that time to learn from their mistakes .
Give them the opportunity to go out and tell them when to get back home 🏡 try to know their friends . And if there is any time they need to yelled at or Spanked yes do it but don’t over do it 🙂. There is this Yoruba adage that says “when we use the right hand to spank a child we should use the left hand to draw him or her closer . Remember always tell them you love them .
So dear parents , teenagers just need these these:
- Attention 🏰
- And sometimes PRIVACY 😉
Am sure if all these are done ..we won’t want to run away from home 🙃.
Thank you for reading ❤️