Your child is becoming a teen and that’s worrying you. She has started moving towards independence from your family. She’s taking decisions on her own from the tiniest ones such as what shirt to wear, what hair style suits her, what’s her favourite hobby and what are her interests. You will also notice her glued to her room most of the times where she puts up posters of her ideals, pastes stickers on her closet and listens to the most atrocious kind of music.
She might also be keeping a secret diary somewhere to write about her friends and even a person closer to her than friends. It’s time for you to step aside for a while and give your child space, some privacy. Snooping around will get you no where and you’ll be embarrassing both your child and yourself. It’s better to back off and adopt some new rules.
Rule number one for instance is to knock on your child’s door and not entering without permission. The most lethal rule is to keep your hands off her diary and e-mails. There are other ways to tackle your child when she enters her teen years.
Read the rest of the rules at BBC.
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