September 28, 2009

Advising Teens? Getting Your Point Across.

It's not just a case of the recommendation 'falling on deaf ears', infrequently the teenager appears to go purposely out of the way to do the precise opposite, that is when you know you seem to have a problem.

So how does one go about giving advice to a teen?

Now at first impression this possibly sounds silly, after all oldsters have more experience of life and most would accept that a parent's job is to pass this experience onto their kids. But the difficulty with giving recommendation is that it's truly just a strategy of maintaining control. For most fogeys this is a fairly frightening thought. But in reality it is not so much about handing over total control, its about handing over responsibility and accountability. Second , your teenager is highly likely to get it 'wrong', to screw up and what's wrong about that? You are teaching them ways to self-correct, just as they actually did when they first learned to ride a bike and kept falling off. Here are 4 points toward bear in mind if you need to happen to meet a disabled person. Many of us are afraid of offending somebody by asking questions about their incapacity. Asking questions is generally sufficient, so long as you use commonsense. Do not for instance, ask a blind person how he feeds and washes himself. You see a lady in a wheelchair having difficulty entering a building or negotiating steps. Always ask your teenager if they want your recommendation before you begin to give it. Concentrate on their deficiencies and they are sure to lose confidence in doing anything.

1 comment:

mathew said...

Ear tinnitus problem is really curable or what ?