Imagine this, you are a parent of a teen boy and you find that something is strange with him. And, your teen son is more independent but he has some troubles at school and home. As a parent, you might consider taking your son to family counseling so you want him to get close to you better. You might want to know how to raise your teen boy better. Furthermore, you think that raising teen boys is very easy, that is completely wrong. Raising teen boys is a big challenge, it never been so easy.
Here’s my story with my teen sons…
In long years ago, I had two small boys with me. As a single mother, I watched them both growing up without their fathers. My first son born out of wedlock, his dad left us without any help. My second son was born when I was first married. In two years later, my former husband left us. I guess that I was the only one who could take care of my two small boys.
In 2012, my first son (Jed) turned 17 years old. He was a 10th-grade student from his high school since he is Deaf. He missed some academic years for some reasons. In high school, Jed had some serious troubles at school due to the peer pressures and school classes. At home, Jed came down to see me and he told me that he was tired of school dramatics around his friends. As a mother, Jed and I talked about how to deal with peer pressures and school classes. While my second son (James) was 13 years old, he entered into his teen years. He became more independent and he was a very smart person; yet, he had some attitude problems at home. I noticed that both of teen boys are somehow different due to the conflict of their interests and their social differences.
Through the years, Jed is now in college. He is straight A plus student from his high school. Moreover, James is now 16 years old and he still has some attitude problems but I handle the problems with him well. My sons know that I am a wonderful mother and that we love each other no matter what happens. Again, I have to say that raising teen boys never be easy and it takes a lot of work with disciplining your teen boys.
Adolescence can be a confusing time of change for teens and parents alike. But while these years can be difficult, there’s plenty you can do to nurture your teen and encourage responsible behavior. – Mayo Clinic
8 Parenting Tips For Raising Teen Boys
- Encourage your teen boy for responsible behavior.
- Discuss with your teen boy about the risks (including drugs, gang, sex, others).
- Showing your teen boy love.
- Stay separated boundaries between you and your teen boy.
- Solve problems with your teen boy.
- Spend more time with your teen boy.
- Allow your teen boy to accept the right choice wisely.
- Be a role model.