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Teens Need To Learn Love Their Own Way

February 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 134

Sigh... puppy love. Remember when we loved and live with reckless abandon? Not a care in the world, and our love would never die.ÂEach day was euphoric as we couldn't concentrate on anything because everything paled in comparison to the need to feeling, kissing, and touching of our sweethearts. Then the world came crashing down, and our hearts broken. We couldn't bear to love in the agony of love's betrayal. we would never... ever love again. Ever!

These lasting memories of our youth serve as reminders and guides to our search for endless happiness through life. But just as we had to learn, so do our kids. Having a teenager is always a trying time. We as parents always try to protect them as best we can from the perils of dating and love's double-edged sword. Yet, we cannot do that completely, for its something they must learn on their own. Be there to help pick them back up is the important thing.

Be careful not to stifle the opportunity for love.ÂI'm not saying you should condone sex, as that is a completely individual parental choice, but we must remember how we used to find ways to get around the rules if we truly wanted something. Our kids will do the same. So would you rather haveÂyour teen always creeping around behind your back, or would you prefer to have your teen be honest with you so you can give them all the information they need to make the right decisions. I'm sure you would want to know what they're up to, so would I!

The teenage years should be one of adventure and self discovery. It should be full of wonder and laughter, friendship and adolescent love. we can all look back fondly from those experiences, where each of us have been touch and affected by their lessons. Our teens will develop into the people they will become in these formative years. Going through growing pains is a part of the process, and one that cannot be avoided. Let them live, and learn, and marvel how through experience, they choose the right thing.

These are times where our role as a parent changes. Always remember that while they grow and find themselves, our authority will always be challenged. We are their parents, not their friends, and we keep up that respect by clearly maintaining that divide. While I urge you to socialize and be involved in their lives, I would limit just how far that goes. it's their life to lead... let them live it.

Elliot Zovighian is a life coach, speaker, author, blogger is the owner of EZ Lifestyles, a life coaching company from Toronto, Canada. His daily blog offers articles and advice on such subjects as life skills, work and career, relationships, parenting, featured videos and more.

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