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Three Topics To Discuss With Your Teenage Children As They Grow Up

Your children can be difficult when it comes to living a harmonious family life and keeping a happy relationship with them can sometimes seem like an impossible task. When teenage hormones start to kick in your children will start to test you in many different ways, as they strive for independence and a chance to experience the world. The key is to find a balance between controlling their every move and letting them run completely riot. Communication and patience will certainly help, especially when it comes to serious topics, and whilst you don’t want to spoil or their new found freedom and fun, it’s important that they understand how to conduct themselves as they mature. Being open to discussing the three topics below will hopefully keep them on the straight and narrow, and give them an opportunity to seek advice from you if they ever need it.

Alcohol

Although the legal drinking age doesn’t begin until they hit 18, there’s no doubt your teenager will come into contact with alcohol at some stage whilst they are still at school. Whether it’s their own curiosity and willingness to bend the rules or encouragement for a group of friends, most teenagers will have tried alcohol before the legal drinking age so it’s important to discuss the effects it can have.

Ask your child if they, or any of their friends, are bringing alcohol to social events and how much is consumed whilst they are there. Peer pressure and wanting to fit in is often a reason for participating in this activity so remind them of consequences that can occur. Although alcohol can make them feel confident and great it can also act as a depressant and lead to bad decisions. Remember to ask your child’s opinion on the matter and don’t just lecture them on the right and wrong way to go about things.

Drugs

There are two main topics to discuss with your teenager when it comes to drugs, the effects it can have on their physical and mental wellbeing and the legal concerns and repercussions that can occur if they are in possession of any substances. Try not to use scare tactics when discussing this topic but definitely make it clear how serious it can be. One bad decision can lead to them getting arrested and you’ll then have to seek advice from solicitors for drug offences.

Sex

A topic that both parents and children find difficult to discuss, sex is something both parties would rather avoid bringing up in conversation, but it’s important to normalise this subject and making your teenagers aware of things they need to consider. Be open with your child and explain that it’s an uncomfortable topic if that’s how you feel, seize the opportunity to discuss things whilst you’re unpacking the food shopping instead of having a formal sit down conversation.

Make them aware of any health concerns surrounding sex and the importance of using protection at all times. Make them aware that they should not feel pressured by their friends and should only choose to participate when they feel ready. Ask them if they have any questions regarding the subject, you’ll probably be the best person they can ask for advice.

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Three Topics To Discuss With Your Teenage Children As They Grow Up

Your children can be difficult when it comes to living a harmonious family life and keeping a happy relationship with them can sometimes seem like an impossible task. When teenage hormones start to kick in your children will start to test you in many different ways, as they strive for independence and a chance to experience the world. The key is to find a balance between controlling their every move and letting them run completely riot. Communication and patience will certainly help, especially when it comes to serious topics, and whilst you don’t want to spoil or their new found freedom and fun, it’s important that they understand how to conduct themselves as they mature. Being open to discussing the three topics below will hopefully keep them on the straight and narrow, and give them an opportunity to seek advice from you if they ever need it.

Alcohol

Although the legal drinking age doesn’t begin until they hit 18, there’s no doubt your teenager will come into contact with alcohol at some stage whilst they are still at school. Whether it’s their own curiosity and willingness to bend the rules or encouragement for a group of friends, most teenagers will have tried alcohol before the legal drinking age so it’s important to discuss the effects it can have.

Ask your child if they, or any of their friends, are bringing alcohol to social events and how much is consumed whilst they are there. Peer pressure and wanting to fit in is often a reason for participating in this activity so remind them of consequences that can occur. Although alcohol can make them feel confident and great it can also act as a depressant and lead to bad decisions. Remember to ask your child’s opinion on the matter and don’t just lecture them on the right and wrong way to go about things.

Drugs

There are two main topics to discuss with your teenager when it comes to drugs, the effects it can have on their physical and mental wellbeing and the legal concerns and repercussions that can occur if they are in possession of any substances. Try not to use scare tactics when discussing this topic but definitely make it clear how serious it can be. One bad decision can lead to them getting arrested and you’ll then have to seek advice from solicitors for drug offences.

Sex

A topic that both parents and children find difficult to discuss, sex is something both parties would rather avoid bringing up in conversation, but it’s important to normalise this subject and making your teenagers aware of things they need to consider. Be open with your child and explain that it’s an uncomfortable topic if that’s how you feel, seize the opportunity to discuss things whilst you’re unpacking the food shopping instead of having a formal sit down conversation.

Make them aware of any health concerns surrounding sex and the importance of using protection at all times. Make them aware that they should not feel pressured by their friends and should only choose to participate when they feel ready. Ask them if they have any questions regarding the subject, you’ll probably be the best person they can ask for advice.

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Three Topics To Discuss With Your Teenage Children As They Grow Up

Your children can be difficult when it comes to living a harmonious family life and keeping a happy relationship with them can sometimes seem like an impossible task. When teenage hormones start to kick in your children will start to test you in many different ways, as they strive for independence and a chance to experience the world. The key is to find a balance between controlling their every move and letting them run completely riot. Communication and patience will certainly help, especially when it comes to serious topics, and whilst you don’t want to spoil or their new found freedom and fun, it’s important that they understand how to conduct themselves as they mature. Being open to discussing the three topics below will hopefully keep them on the straight and narrow, and give them an opportunity to seek advice from you if they ever need it.

Alcohol

Although the legal drinking age doesn’t begin until they hit 18, there’s no doubt your teenager will come into contact with alcohol at some stage whilst they are still at school. Whether it’s their own curiosity and willingness to bend the rules or encouragement for a group of friends, most teenagers will have tried alcohol before the legal drinking age so it’s important to discuss the effects it can have.

Ask your child if they, or any of their friends, are bringing alcohol to social events and how much is consumed whilst they are there. Peer pressure and wanting to fit in is often a reason for participating in this activity so remind them of consequences that can occur. Although alcohol can make them feel confident and great it can also act as a depressant and lead to bad decisions. Remember to ask your child’s opinion on the matter and don’t just lecture them on the right and wrong way to go about things.

Drugs

There are two main topics to discuss with your teenager when it comes to drugs, the effects it can have on their physical and mental wellbeing and the legal concerns and repercussions that can occur if they are in possession of any substances. Try not to use scare tactics when discussing this topic but definitely make it clear how serious it can be. One bad decision can lead to them getting arrested and you’ll then have to seek advice from solicitors for drug offences.

Sex

A topic that both parents and children find difficult to discuss, sex is something both parties would rather avoid bringing up in conversation, but it’s important to normalise this subject and making your teenagers aware of things they need to consider. Be open with your child and explain that it’s an uncomfortable topic if that’s how you feel, seize the opportunity to discuss things whilst you’re unpacking the food shopping instead of having a formal sit down conversation.

Make them aware of any health concerns surrounding sex and the importance of using protection at all times. Make them aware that they should not feel pressured by their friends and should only choose to participate when they feel ready. Ask them if they have any questions regarding the subject, you’ll probably be the best person they can ask for advice.

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Three Topics To Discuss With Your Teenage Children As They Grow Up

Your children can be difficult when it comes to living a harmonious family life and keeping a happy relationship with them can sometimes seem like an impossible task. When teenage hormones start to kick in your children will start to test you in many different ways, as they strive for independence and a chance to experience the world. The key is to find a balance between controlling their every move and letting them run completely riot. Communication and patience will certainly help, especially when it comes to serious topics, and whilst you don’t want to spoil or their new found freedom and fun, it’s important that they understand how to conduct themselves as they mature. Being open to discussing the three topics below will hopefully keep them on the straight and narrow, and give them an opportunity to seek advice from you if they ever need it.

Alcohol

Although the legal drinking age doesn’t begin until they hit 18, there’s no doubt your teenager will come into contact with alcohol at some stage whilst they are still at school. Whether it’s their own curiosity and willingness to bend the rules or encouragement for a group of friends, most teenagers will have tried alcohol before the legal drinking age so it’s important to discuss the effects it can have.

Ask your child if they, or any of their friends, are bringing alcohol to social events and how much is consumed whilst they are there. Peer pressure and wanting to fit in is often a reason for participating in this activity so remind them of consequences that can occur. Although alcohol can make them feel confident and great it can also act as a depressant and lead to bad decisions. Remember to ask your child’s opinion on the matter and don’t just lecture them on the right and wrong way to go about things.

Drugs

There are two main topics to discuss with your teenager when it comes to drugs, the effects it can have on their physical and mental wellbeing and the legal concerns and repercussions that can occur if they are in possession of any substances. Try not to use scare tactics when discussing this topic but definitely make it clear how serious it can be. One bad decision can lead to them getting arrested and you’ll then have to seek advice from solicitors for drug offences.

Sex

A topic that both parents and children find difficult to discuss, sex is something both parties would rather avoid bringing up in conversation, but it’s important to normalise this subject and making your teenagers aware of things they need to consider. Be open with your child and explain that it’s an uncomfortable topic if that’s how you feel, seize the opportunity to discuss things whilst you’re unpacking the food shopping instead of having a formal sit down conversation.

Make them aware of any health concerns surrounding sex and the importance of using protection at all times. Make them aware that they should not feel pressured by their friends and should only choose to participate when they feel ready. Ask them if they have any questions regarding the subject, you’ll probably be the best person they can ask for advice.

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