Transition from childhood to adulthood

Children spend the most of their time with their parents before starting preschool or grade school: learning from them, laughing, crying, and sharing everything in between.

Parenting may go on many different directions. Some parenting techniques can make children’s transition from childhood to adulthood more difficult. If parents lack enough care and supervision for their children, they may feel as if they are abandoning them. On the other hand, doing everything for your children might lead to you exerting control over them and denying them the freedom to make their own decisions and express themselves.

It is important that we give our children the language and skills for dealing with strong or challenging feelings, like anger or frustration, in a positive way. This way, we can help our children to develop social skills and learn to manage their emotions.

How to establish and maintain a healthy relationship with a child who is coming of age:

• Build a sense of competency by providing tasks that are seen as interesting, meaningful and achievable.

• Instead of demanding, provide a suggestion! Explain your reasons for a suggestion, such as something they should do differently, in a clear and detailed manner. Your partnership should be based on mutual respect rather than reliance and authority.

• It’s critical to recognize that your children now have other significant individuals in their lives. You should be pleased and proud of them since they have a variety of individuals they may turn to in times of need.

Finally, you must accept that you have done your best as a parent and respect your children’s life choices. If you manage them too much during their adolescence, it may become stressful or unhealthy for everyone. Keep in mind that building strong and positive relationships between parents and children leads to desirable outcomes in early childhood, as well as in adolescence.