I Love My Mom and Dad But I Just Want to Party
Do you ever feel as though your relationship with your teen has become something you never expected? A long exhausting power struggle where your nagging and arguing. They’re so selfishly caught up in “their own little world” that they don’t care what it takes to take care of them. Your child fights against the rules and asks for things that they feel entitled to have, expects to be able to go to all-night parties, “because all their friends do”. There you are working your butt off to provide them with what they want and need, when they sabotage your time and effort in “doing” for them, and still they expect more than the limit of what you could do in the first place.
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Having Fun Could Mean Risky Behavior
What do you think a teenage girl means when she says “ I just want to party and have fun”? Back in the not too distant day, it meant going to the arcade, hanging out at the mall or going to the movies and activities like that. I don’t think it means the same thing anymore. Today, teenage behavior is very risky. When kids go to parties, some of them admit to making sex videos, hooking up with more than one person in one night, having threesomes, having sex in public places, experimenting with drugs, let’s don’t forget the alcohol, and all kinds of other destructive behaviors.
But, how does “fun” take precedence over the love a girl has for her parents? Part of being a teenager is about separating and individuating, and many young people feel like they need to reject their mom and dad in order to find their own identity. They focus on their peers more than on their parents and siblings, which is normal too.
No Matter What, Set Reasonable Limits
Let your daughter know that you adore her no matter what, but make sure you set reasonable limits for her, and that she has consequences when those limits are exceeded. Moms and dads can help their girl through this transition by letting her know that they are there for her and that even if she chooses “having fun at a party” over them, they still love her.