Being the parent of a teenager is not an easy task. They are not small enough to carry them by the hand, nor are their wings sufficiently developed to let them fly.
In order to take responsibility for their own lives, many young people believe that they do not have the experience or the capacity to face situations.
Of course, to make decisions, to have fun, to challenge the world they think they are prepared. It is primordial to teach them to understand their surroundings, to take on the stage of life they are living in.
This can be achieved with a friendly conversation, that you could have somewhere outside the home, sharing something you really enjoy like a pizza, a hamburger or a delicious ice cream, saying: “Dear son…”
You are not an adult but you are not a child either.
Be clear about his possibilities and what the limits that his age establishes are.
Do not exaggerate.
It is clear that they cannot assume some responsibilities that are for the elderly, but it is also clear that they have to accept their parent conditions and let themselves to be guided and advised.
Fight for your spaces, but accept that you are not in the moment of producing, but of learning.
Many young people fail in their lives because they want to live as adults. Live the moment, do not rush, do not launch yourselves to live what you are not prepared for.
Be aware of the moment you live and do not try to accelerate anything.
Everything comes at its time. It hurts when you find young people who suffer the consequences of their precocious decisions, because now they respond for what they were not prepared for, for example … to have a child without being prepared.
Young people have many dreams and they will most certainly achieve them, but it would be wise to know how to live each moment with the passion and strength required.
Be patient and wait for the right moment; meanwhile, keep preparing to be happy and to be accountable for your actions.