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Being a parent is wonderful but there are times when it can be extremely challenging.  These 7 simple parenting hacks are to help you.  The teenage years can test us to our limits.  I wanted to share some tips which I hope you will find helpful as you weave your way through the teenage years.


Conflict is normal

It can be a shock and hard to accept that conflict with your teenager is normal.  Believe me I deal with it on a regular basis.  But honestly it does have a positive side.  Your teenager is becoming more independent and trying to form their own point of view.  If you need some ways to help you stay connected with your teenager read my blog post here.


Be clear in what you expect

While I completely understand the changes happening to my son, he still needs boundaries.  For example, staying safe online is extremely important.  We have certain boundaries but we also explain why we have them in place.  It is always helpful to be clear in what boundaries you have set for your teenager.


Spend time and listen to what they have to say

Staying connected to your teenager as they grow is extremely important as you will find with their maturing, your relationship may also change.  Keep spending time with them and doing things together.


Respect their point of view

Oh I have to admit this has been the hardest one for me.  Especially when your teenager thinks he knows everything!  I have learned to accept that my son won’t agree with everything that I say.  That as he reads more, listens more and meets new people he will form his own opinions which may be different to mine.  It’s important as a parent to respect their views as you would like them to respect yours!


Give them the space they need

I don’t know about you but there are times I just need a little space and time to myself.  That is exactly the same for your teenager.  Remember, they are going through a lot so respecting their need to have some time to themselves will certainly help with communication.


Be encouraging and give positive feedback

It can be so easy for me to fall in to the trap of being negative to my son and forgetting to praise him.  I try my best to give him positive feedback and encouragement every single day and I also tell him every single day that I love him.  I find this pays dividends by giving him confidence and showing he is loved.


Look after yourself

I find it can be stressful at times being a parent, working and keeping on top of things at home.  So my advice is to look after yourself and remember you are not wonder woman or superman so take some time to yourself!



Head over to 7 top tips for a thriving relationship with your teenager to find out how you can connect more.

Want to learn how to connect more to your teenager?  My connecting to your teenager 101 is here to help.

Want some tips to be a great parent to your teenager?  Head over to my 8 Top Tips to Help you be an awesome parent to your teen to read more.



Some simple parenting hacks to help you parent your teenager. I hope these hints and tips will help you. Head over to www.elfeelgoodsvintage.uk to read them in full



Comments (9)

  • Frances Thompson

    October 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    These tips will be brilliant for dealing with my threenager and shall keep them noted down for the teenage years. If the threenage phase is anything to go by I’ll be needing all the advice I can get! #twinklytuesday

    1. admin

      October 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      I do hope they help. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Jamie

    October 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Great tips!! Our son is almost 17 and we’re dealing with so many different things. I just pray that we’ve raised him right and he will do well when he’s on his own. 🙂

    1. admin

      October 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Passing on our values is all we can do. I’m sure he will turn out great. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy

    October 12, 2017 at 10:35 am

    As I have 3 teenage sons, I found this helpful, thanks#blogginggoodtime@_karendennis

    1. admin

      October 12, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Thank you Karen. x

  • Imperfect Mum

    October 12, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I am bookmarking this and will return in 2 years when my oldest becomes a teenager. Great tips! Thank you for sharing on #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    1. admin

      October 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

      You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Lisa (mummascribbles)

    October 13, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Great advice for the future….I am a fair few tears off having teens but it’s good to be in the know! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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