Our Teen’s Unique Needs for Love

Guest Post from Carol Evenson

Our Teen’s Unique Needs for Love

Teenagers require a unique form of love from their families and their friends. Their needs in many instances can present challenges for many parents.

Sometimes it seems that their children rely on them one day, but then they want nothing to do with them the following day.

Teens need a parents’ love, even though it may seem that they reject love when it’s given to them freely. They want your attention, but troubled teens often do not make good decisions when trying to do so. So what is it that they really want?

Teenagers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood and their own feelings are often jumbled and messy. What they need might not be clear to them, but it’s clear to you.

Teens Require Love That Allows them to Make Mistakes.

Your teen needs you to let them makes mistakes. It is never easy to sit back and watch your teen make mistakes.

As his or her parent your immediate reaction is to jump in and solve their problems for them so they avoid hurt and upset.

Your teen always needs to know you’re there for him or her when challenges happen, but they need to learn for themselves.

You are showing your love for your teen by allowing him or her to experience something that teaches life skills they can put to use throughout life. Although it may seem difficult as a parent, teenagers will learn and grow from the mistakes they make and their challenging experiences.

Teens Need Love Through Parenting Rather Than Friendship.

If there is one thing that people need to be careful of with their kids, it’s their own desire to be a child’s best friend.

There is a proper time for this. Your child will eventually become your best friend when they grow into an adult, but being only a best friend while forgetting to be a parent when they are children can pose problems.

They need guiding mentors and loving role models to teach them important lessons and principles.

Although this will cause you to implement more discipline, they will still need to feel your love for them.

Teens Need You to Recognize Their Abilities.

Some kids are exceptional athletes, and some kids are studious and book smart. Others are creative minds who are neither particularly athletic or interested in education, but their creative abilities are off the charts.

Your teen needs you to recognize his or her natural abilities rather than attempting to force him or her to be good at something they’re not or something they simply don’t enjoy.

Your recognition of natural abilities is a bold statement to your teen that you’re proud of who they are as a person. That’s the kind of love, support, and praise they need.

Teens Need Actions On Top of Words.

You can tell your teen all day long you love him or her, but you can’t say it if you’re not showing it.

If your actions aren’t speaking louder than your words, your child is not getting what he or she needs from you.

Be sure you’re able to back up your love with appropriate action so teens see and feel the truth in your words.

You can say you love them all the time, and you shouldn’t stop there; you should also show it.

This can be as simple as listening intently when they talk, spending quality time with them, and really being there for them whether you’re going through treatment from drug addiction or a divorce, your kids need proof of your love through your actions.

Teens seem so complicated and difficult at times, and they really are. At the end of the day, however, teens are just people who are no longer children but not yet adults who need your love and affection. This is the time in their lives they discover who they are and who they want to be.

It’s their choice, but it’s a more positive choice when they have the love and support of their parents backing them up with every breath.

Let your teens know you love them, but do it in a way they will understand and motivate them to grow.

About the author

The author, Carol Evenson, is an entrepreneur and professional consultant specializing in C-level training and business growth. She currently works with organizations across the globe assisting CEOs with their expansion strategies. Carol also works as a real estate agent when she has the time.

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Prepare your child for a great future

Can you prepare your child for a great future? Is there anything you can do so that your child becomes a great person in life?

The answer is yes.

I just saw a video of a kid of about five years imitating the cerebration of Mass as a Catholic priest does in the Catholic Church.

It was amazing because he was perfect. The Christians of his community were there and played the part of the congregation as in a real Catholic Mass.

I felt so impressed by the seriousness of all the actors. It reminded me of the first Archbishop of my Archdiocese. As the story goes, when he was a kid, he used to gather his school mates and celebrate Mass just like the kid in the video.

He grew up not only to be a priest but a great priest; in fact an Archbishop.

In educational psychology we learned that the child is the father of the man. This means what we learn as kids determines the type of adults we become.

Wise parents take time to nurture their children and prepare them for success. Many of the delinquent acts we experience in our society are the result of the inability of many parents to nurture their progeny as they should.

Proper child upbringing is very important. Good parenting will produce successful people in society.

What type of parent are you? How are you bringing up your kid or kids? Are you getting them ready for outstanding success? What you want your children to become, you must start preparing them for it in their childhood.

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All The World’s A Stage

All The World’s A Stage

By William Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,

Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.

And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail

Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,

Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,

In fair round belly with good capon lined,

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws and modern instances;

And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts

Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,

With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide

For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,

Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

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Life is all about struggle.

You never live without struggle.

Life begins with a struggle.

Life ends with a struggle.

Struggle is the part of our life.

A mother struggles to give birth to her child.

Every living creature struggles for survival.

Struggle is the rule of life.

If you struggle to get something today,

Tomorrow or in your near future, you’ll receive your grand rewards.

Don’t scare to struggle.

Enjoy your struggle and hug it like your true pal.

Your grand success and victory is always waiting for you.

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100 letters to my daughter. What I am happy I told her No. 5

My dear daughter,

How are you today? Let me begin this letter with a quote that was in my last letter. Because of its importance I like us to revisit it. Do you remember that quote? It goes thus: “In life, the most successful people are not those who focus on where they are coming from but those who focus on where they are going.” Romilia Quotes
I hope you remember the story of Nchang Belta.

In my last letter I told you the challenges that she faced and how she was able to bravely overvome them and emerge on top in life. What makes me so impressed by Belta’s achievement is the fact that she created her opportunity and made excellent use of it.  Many girls have opportunities but waste them either through carelessness, laziness, or recklessness. We find girls whose parents send them to excellent and expensive schools but who still end up failing in end-of-course examinations and in life. This is a pity.

My advice to you, which I have given to all young people I have met is, learn to use your opportunities. Do not waste them.

I like you to take responsibility for your life. Take responsibility for what you become. Like Nchang Belta, pave your way to where you like to be. Know that you can get to any position, and I mean any position you choose, if you are determined enough and work hard.

Always bear in mind that life is not easy. There is tough competition everywhere. Before you become somebody, you must work very hard. Do not think that you can fold your arms and sit and just become rich, great, or outstanding. Far from it. Nothing worthwhile it is said, comes easily in life. There is no free lunch in this world. You have to gird your loins and work for your success.

As you pave your way through life, take note that there are many obstacles or setbacks to overcome. As you shall be struggling to grow, there will be people who shall try to do everything to put you down or to block you. You must make sure you avoid or skip the pitholes that you shall find on your way. Some of these pitholes will be very obvious; others shall not be. In fact, many will be invisible. Hence, you must be very careful otherwise what you may consider safe ground may be the most slippery ground and when you step on it you will find yourself crashing badly. You will come across people who will love you and help you succeed; and others who will hate you and try to throw banana peelings on your path. You will come across those who will deceive. Know how to go about life.

Do not let jealous and envious fellows stop you from getting to where you want to go. Do not let people with bad intentions block you. Do not listen to people who have nothing but discouraging messages for you. Be wise and smart and know that this world is not for the naive, or sluggish individuals but for wise and courageous ones.

You are still young and your future is ahead of you. You have great chances. Make the most of your opportunities.

It is my prayer that God may continue to take care of you.
I hope to read from you soon.
Until then,
this is your darling father.

A Step By Step Guide To Wrapping Presents As A Blind Person

My daughter’s sixth birthday was on the thirteenth, and Christmas is cruising in hard and fast. For me, this time of year involves a lot of present wrapping. When I mention this to sighted individuals, some of the questions and comments I get every year without fail are:

  • Do you have someone wrap them for you?
  • But you don’t wrap them yourself, do you?
  • I know (insert store name here) has gift wrapping services for a really good deal around this time of year! That would be perfect for you!
  • You must need so much help getting ready!

I’ve actually got it covered, guys, and today’s post is to show you how I do it. I’m sorry I couldn’t do a Youtube video about this, but that would require a second person to zoom in at the proper angles and I just don’t have a second person I can bribe into doing it right now.

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The Top Ten Questions I Always Receive As A Blind Parent

Parenting is hard. Every mother and father know this. When blindness is added to the equation, floods of questions arise from sighted individuals. For many of them, it’s impossible for them to wrap their minds around the fact that while being a blind parent presents its share of challenges, it really isn’t the constant, horrific struggle they believe it to be. Today, I will share and answer (in no particular order) the top ten questions I always receive as a blind parent.

10. Is your daughter your eyes?

Not at all. My daughter is my child. I didn’t want to have her in order to have a set of working eyes at my side 24/7. She isn’t my guide, and she isn’t my caregiver. She is a typical little girl who is allowed and encouraged to play with her toys, to enjoy her artistic streak with markers, crayons and paint and to just be a little girl.

Now, there are times when I may drop something, and if she’s nearby, I’ll ask her if she can point out the object I dropped if I can’t find it on my own. (That, too, isn’t as difficult as it’s made out to be, and I’ll do a future blog / podcast / video on it.) Sometimes she sees me performing a task and asks if she can help, but if she’s busy doing her own thing, I never tear her away from it to serve as my eyes. She doesn’t guide me in unfamiliar environments. She doesn’t help me match outfits, even her own. She doesn’t help me cook meals or let me know if my makeup is applied well. With the Aira service, the Be My Eyes and The Seeing Ai apps coupled with the other tools in my toolbox, I don’t, and won’t, place my visual needs upon the shoulders of my five-year old. She is just a child, and I want her to enjoy being one.

Read the rest here! The Top Ten Questions I Always Receive As A Blind Parent.