Teenagers come with a unique set of issues, many of which are related to experiencing puberty and the emotional tribulations of adolescence. Resolving teenage problems centers on figuring out the issue and the core cause behind it, and instilling in your teen some conflict-resolution or problem-solving abilities that teach the teen how to overcome these types of obstacles in life. This kind of assistance can help the teen become stronger and learn how to overcome problems on his or her own, which can carry into adulthood.
1.Encourage your teen to talk to you about your child’s issues. Many kids don’t feel comfortable approaching their parents about certain issues, but you may be able to help if you make it clear that no topic is off-limits. Refrain from acting shocked or angry if the teen talks to you about a topic such as sex or drugs. Listen to what the teen has to say and try to help the teen come to his or her own conclusions about the issue. Remember, your job is to guide the teen so your child will make right decisions.
Ask how you can help your teen deal with the issue. Sometimes, teens want to feel as though they can handle things on their own, but actually feel a sense of relief when you offer to help. Give your teen the option of taking the assistance or not, depending on the severity of the issue
Intervene if the issue is serious. For example, if your teen is having unprotected sex or doing drugs, then regardless of whether the teen wants help or not, you must intervene. Seek professional assistance to resolve the issue and make it clear to your teen you are intervening because it is in your child’s best interest.
Provide your teen with resources regarding the child’s problems. For instance, if the issue is bullying, provide the teen with literature, websites and other information about bullying. Take your child to a support group for other teens dealing with same issue. If the teen knows all there is to know about the problem and can meet others going through the same thing, your child may feel strong enough to overcome the problem.