Friday, April 22, 2011

What Teenagers Really Need

We see our teenagers taller, stronger, more independent, forming their own point of view about things. They are helping around more, learning how to drive - they still have a long way to go...
  • They still need limits, supervision, they still need to obey us, they need our advise and our approval, they need to see that we respect their ideas and their well being.
  • They require our example, to see that we use good manners  and are fair when we enter into a discussion with them or when we are reprimanding them. 
  • They need to know that we love them no matter what their grades are, if they get a place in the team or not, or if they get accepted into an Ivy League school or not.  
  • They need to hear and get the same message from mom and from dad.