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8 Ways to Improve Parent Child Relationship



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there's no such thing as a perfect

family parents may often think they're

doing what's best for their child

because they love them but those actions

may not always necessarily be healthy as

children grow up and reach their teenage

years this is usually when things take a

turn for the worst arguments may be

frequent misunderstandings increase and

parents will begin to wonder what

happened to the sweet child they used to

play with this is a concern commonly

experienced and we want to help be a

part of the solution here's eight

effective ways that can strengthen

parent teen relationships number one hug

each other on a daily basis psychologist

Janet ki Colt Glaser states the older

you are the more fragile you are

physically so contact becomes

increasingly important for good health

when you enter your teenage years you

may be reluctant to hug your parents

because it's no longer considered to be

cool as you learn to be more independent

you may keep physical affection to a

minimum however hugging is good for your

health and acts as a natural stress

reliever approaching adulthood can be

scary and challenging when you hug your

parents on a daily basis it can act as a

physical reminder that you're not alone

physical and emotional support are

equally important when you work on

fortifying relationships in general

number two turn off technology devices

during interactions it can be hard to

walk away from technology when we are

constantly connected by it you don't

have to live in a cave to save your

relationship with your parents but it

doesn't hurt to put your phone on silent

so you don't feel obligated to respond

to every email or text message when

you're interacting with your parents

when you're in the car with your family

it's also good practice to turn off the

music so it gives you an opportunity to

talk although music can be a great way

to bond by singing your favorite songs

together on bad days when communication

is vital it's good to stray from using

technology as a means of escaping from

one another

number three connect before transitions

or large decision making making

transitions can be challenging

especially in your teenage years this is

the time when your child begins to

figure out who they are and what kind of

life they want to live a lot of

decision-making takes place there are

going to be many days when they are

uncertain about what direction to take

don't hesitate to reach out and let your

child

though you are there for them give them

advice and any insights you think will

be helpful to them but don't tell them

directly what to do have them figure out

what they want to do but be supportive

and understanding number four make time

to spend quality one-on-one time with

each other as you get older more

responsibilities tend to stack up on

your plate you start working more to

build the skills you want for your

desired career path and your friends

move away to chase their own dreams

you're no longer in close proximity with

them so you have to schedule compatible

times to see each other this makes it

incredibly easy to put your family on

the back burner when you're already

juggling work with your social life but

don't forget to set aside time to spend

quality one-on-one time with your

parents it can be extremely tempting to

postpone plans when you may just want to

be alone to unwind for a while or go out

and engage with new faces in your

networking circle but this is how

parenting relationships weaken distance

is created and putting an effort becomes

minimal to none sustaining a strong

relationship with your parents can be

difficult with increasing age but

ghosting them easily destroys it it

doesn't have to be a lot you can spend

15 minutes each day to have meaningful

conversations or set aside an hour

during the weekend and make dinner

together

number five encourage emotions instead

of shutting them out emotions are messy

but it's important to be mindful towards

each other's feelings don't be quick to

dismiss them especially during arguments

regulating your emotions can be

difficult when you are strongly affected

by a situation but keep in mind that a

strong relationship is built upon the

ways in which we communicate our

emotions if your child is hurting

don't be neglectful towards them even if

the both of you have a hard time talking

about the source of pain emotions can be

only put off for so long until they

explode number 6 listen to understand

not with the intent to react when you're

mad or disappointed in your child it's

easy to listen to them just to confirm

your angry emotions instead of being

quick to react take the time to listen

and understand where your child is

coming from even if you wholeheartedly

disagree with their actions or opinions

if you choose to yell at them this may

cause even more resentment between the

both of you as a result communication

may suffer because your child may

retreat

and refuse to speak to you learn to work

out your differences by broadening your

perspective and finding a solution

together where the both of you can

benefit from number seven respect

boundaries toxic behavior derives from

getting rid of boundaries if you want to

have a good relationship with your child

manifest healthy behavior by respecting

their boundaries this can be challenging

on your end as your child begins wanting

more privacy in freedom but good

parenting involves providing

opportunities to make mistakes and learn

from them don't Rob your child of that

growth instead create a safe space where

failure is normalized part of loving and

caring for someone means letting go when

it's necessary this is how Trust is

built number eight

catch your child in the act of doing

something right teenagers often struggle

with their self-confidence it's

important to recognize that peer

pressure can ruin your child's

self-esteem because popular beliefs

aren't always the healthiest or most

nurturing don't add fuel to the hell

they're trying to walk through in other

words refrain from expressing harsh

criticism and negativity instead focus

on the deeds your child is doing right

and praise them for those actions not

only will it show that you have been

paying attention to them but this will

also help boost their self-esteem is

your relationship with your parents

disintegrating what do you wish to see

differently but more importantly what do

you want to do about it

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