For grandparents who are raising teens in the United States of America is an extremely difficult task ahead. Their own parents would have found it difficult and for the grandparents to deal with a teenager is more stressful than one can imagine. The problem here is the generation gap. Grandparents are known to have more patience and love for their grandchildren. These are much needed to bring up children but not teenagers.
A teenage child can be very demanding and also has to deal with much more pressures in their social life. Grandparents may not understand or come to terms with the current situation. This generation gap could cause severe problems among the two set of people and cause equal stress to both.
It is impossible to tell a teenager what to do and that is why a grandparent, who is bringing up a teenage child, should be more patient and observant to the circumstances. Since they are more experienced in their life, they should have a step by step approach towards the teenage children. Any mature grandparent can and would understand the life for a teenager in the present decade. The most important thing to do is stop comparing as to what they got and what they can provide for the child. It could be on an emotional level or even materialistic level. The newer generations listen to different kind of music, have less faith in religion, act with precision, know what to do, and they are also very opinionated. A grandparent should be able to understand the psyche of the newer generation in order to bring them up.
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