Teens today are overexposed to everything, aren’t they? And this seems to be hurting teens. They are unhappy and their hopes and aspirations are constantly dashed because of the not good enough right now mentality that is pervading their lives. Some parents seem to be a bit behind the times as the values that they were brought up with were very different from their teens. And some parents find it very difficult to communicate with their teens about this. All of these things together vie to cause a lot of heartbreak for teens and their parents, not to mention a lack of communication.
Parents need to change their approach in order to understand their teens. But before they can do that, parents must listen to their teens and understand the world they inhabit. The world is currently running so fast that none of us, including our teens, can keep up. And the culprit of the problem may be overexposure. This is a problem that won’t go away but may even get worse. So, it is important for the parents of teens to come to terms with this difficulty.
Here are a few ways that our teens are overexposed.
Teen overexposure is here to stay. We can help our teens by approaching them at their levels and to really take the time to understand where they are coming from. Instead of parenting from our perspective, we should try and reach out to them and try and counter the effects of overexposure on their lives both now and in the future.
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