Adolescence is perhaps the most difficult stage in life, that is why the guiding hand of parents is essential to help chart a good path for their children. That is why we have compiled 10 golden tips that a parent should give their teenager.

Family value
The family is another of the issues that is best addressed in adolescence, although as children the family is the most important thing, at this stage they tend to move away from it, that is why we explain the value of the union family and the importance of it and each of its members is fundamental.

The stage of puberty
The changes of the adolescent in this stage are usually very evident, but it is always difficult to address certain issues. Taking it naturally is the best way to approach it. You have to be clear on this issue, but always sincere, giving it the necessary importance, so that you face it with responsibility and can understand the ways in which you should take care of yourself.

Respect for others
Respect for others is a theme that should be instilled in children from childhood, but perhaps adolescence is the time when they will become aware. Starting with respect at home is a good start, so it will be easier for him to respect everyone else by following the good examples he sees firsthand.

The value of money
The issue of money and work is a lesson to be taught by parents and adolescence is the right time. Teaching that money is earned with work and it is not always easy to achieve it is important advice , so you will know the real value of things and learn to value them more, in addition to not wasting money.

Steering towards the future
At this stage is where you choose which path to take, what to study and what to do. That is why parental advice on this issue is fundamental, try to open their eyes wide and present all the alternatives , always giving them the necessary support so that they choose what they really want to be and be able to understand that every decision will bring with it the responsibility of carry it out.

People are not always good
The world is not always rosy and people do not always have good intentions. This may be a difficult lesson to learn, but it is important to explain to the adolescent that he will run into, in one way or another, people with bad intentions and that it is necessary to avoid them as best as possible and to know how to solve it, many times he will have to learn to set limits, and many others must know how to adapt to the changes that arise and always keeping your feet on the ground in order to take charge of your life.

The importance of being responsible
Responsibility is always accompanied by maturity to face it, therefore, making the adolescent have to face responsibilities will keep him learning what life is like and how he should take charge of what corresponds to him when it is. If you want your child to be a responsible person, let him act and do not annul him, but on the contrary, give him the possibility that he has some responsibility and will keep him with his feet on the ground.

The importance of saying “NO”
Social pressure in adolescence is strong, that is why an important lesson is not to get carried away by it and say NO when you do not want to access something or situation, do not give in to pressure and stay sign regardless of “what they will say.”

The importance of tolerance
In life you will not always have what you want and there will be some problems, that is why being tolerant with yourself and with others will often be the key to overcome the vicissitudes of life with patience and good humor, and will keep you out of the unnecessary trouble that being a bigoted person can bring.

Looking for the positive side of things
Adolescence is often a time of search and it is easy to fall into frustration and negativity. Teaching a teenager that even the bad has a good side, that every mistake is a lesson learned is advice that over time they will value more. But this teaching, as well as all the advice that can be given, should always be accompanied by examples, and the strongest examples are seen within the home.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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