Positive Parenting Tip on Breaking Down A Difficult Teen

Breaking Down a Troubled TeenThe ability to break down a difficult teen is one of the toughest challenges parents face today.  Understanding what contributes to influencing a troubled teenager essentially important.  There are many factors that contribute including freedom, instant accessibility to information, added stress through broken families and other external factors.

Seldom does it happen that a difficult teen is a consequence of “diagnosed” behavioral disorders.  Studies suggest that a troubled teenager is mostly so because of external influence.  There are many different factors work against your child’s best interests during the adolescent years as well as into their young adult days which could be termed as socially undesirable.

There are several solutions recommended to break down a difficult teen.  First, keep in mind that it is almost impossible to try out every bit of advice offered.  Parents need one solid strategy which can efficiently help to bring the child out of the negative grooming that becomes apparently unavoidable.

Communicate with Trouble Teens

The best positive parenting tip that anyone can offer you would be to create a firm channel of communication.  This will pave the way for better understanding among you and your teens.  Breaking down a difficult teen begins when the teenager understands what is expected from them.  Unless there is a proper understanding of what is right, wrong, acceptable, condemnable, proper and offensive, it is extremely difficult to make a troubled teenager understand if he is behaving inappropriately.

Understanding Teen Influences

Adolescence is an extremely tricky phase and given the exposure of negative influences society has to offer today.  Teens are easily distracted towards tempting vices.  Teens encounter the influence of smoking, alcohol, drugs, wrong activities or acts that could violate the code of law in their daily activity.  Often times, they turn to these vices as an escape from internal confusion.

In order to break down the need for these negative influences, it is important to teach teens to acknowledge their problems and deal with them internally, not by turning to external substance.  Journaling and meditation are a good way to release negative emotions and thought patters.  This is a much better way to internal peace than suppressing it with external substances.

Through effective communication and effective problem solving, you will be teaching your teen productive ways to deal with the harmful issues that are causing his poor behavior.  Through your continuous and calculated effort, you will begin to break down the walls that bind him.

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Austin Walker November 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM

You are right for putting communication as the first step. It is amazing how difficult it can be to make that first move towards proper communication with a young adult, especially when they are trying to be difficult. The only way to break through is to never stop trying.

Austin Walker
on behalf of Compass Rose Academy – Residential Treatment Center for Troubled Teens

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TroubleTeenNoMore November 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Thanks for your comment Austin!

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