It’s not easy being a teenager. I get that. There’s so much pressure on them these days – homework, exams, revision, relationships, friendships, nagging parents, trying to look cool, avoiding bullies, being funny and popular on social media etc etc.
Teenagers are judged from all angles – by their teachers, their friends, kids at their school who most definitely aren’t their friends, their siblings and their parents.
So it’s not surprising that if being a teenager is hard, that parenting a teenager is no flipping walk in the park either! If they’re feeling angry or down about this pressure, who do they take it out on? Their teachers? Their friends?
Nope. It’s on us. Their long-suffering parents. Not to mention their long-suffering siblings.
So I’ve come up with an amazing plan for teenagers to make their lives easier and cut at least some of the stress.
Parents always nagging? Well, here’s a tip… Try doing what they say.
Here’s some things you might want to try:
- Getting up on time
- Going to bed on time
- Doing your homework on time
- Making sure there’s some biscuits left in the cupboard for your siblings and some bread for your dad’s packed lunch
- Handing letters from school to your parents when you get them
- Handing letters and cheques in at school when your parents give them to you
- Being nice to your siblings
- Removing wrappers from your pockets before you put your clothes in the wash
- Putting clothes in the wash when dirty (and definitely not when clean)
- Putting clothes in the wardrobe when clean (and definitely not when dirty)
- Being quiet when your siblings are trying to sleep
There, that wasn’t so difficult, was it? Nothing too taxing. Do all of that and you’ll notice something amazing – your parents don’t nag, your siblings are calmer and don’t argue with you. Instantly your life is easier!