We all remember when our children were growing up. We were down on our knees, holding out our arms, encouraging our children to take their first steps. When our child fell or stumbled, we didn’t shout, spank or reprimand. We simply smiled, soothed, and encouraged. In other words, we motivated our child to succeed as much as possible.
Then our child got older and suddenly our attitudes started changing. We may have started getting mad and snapping for little misdemeanors. Then as they approach their teen years, we may have gotten even more upset at them to the point where we may even be mean to them. One may wonder, what happened to all of the encouraging and open love that we showed our teens during childhood?
In order to bring up our teens, in a wholesome and emotionally mature manner, we should try to recapture some of that positive attitude that we had towards them when they were young so that we could raise confident, self-disciplined and happy teenagers. Sometimes, our own beliefs get in the way of emotionally mature parenting. Here are a few ways to fine tune our parenting skills so that we can become more emotionally mature parents.