Good parent-teen relationships include respect, understanding, trust, and concern.We can build good relationships with our teens by spending time together,keeping promises, using humor, and appreciating their efforts and strengths.
Teens are less likely to take risks if they have good relationships with their parents.Parenting teenagers has rewards and challenges. As our kids grow into teenagers, they gain a great deal of independence.
That’s a normal and natural part of growing up. But even as they increase their independence, we need to keep our relationships as close to them as we did when they were small children.
They still need us to love, guide, and have fun with them. And we can find much fulfillment and happiness through our relationships with them.