As children start to grow up and enter their teenage years, they encounter a lot of hormonal changes in their body and mind. Girls start learning how to deal with puberty and boys with adolescence. When parents have more than one kid in the house, it can lead to fights among the children which are a result of mood swings. This is a rather challenging and trying time for Parents to deal with such sensitive issues.
There are ways for parents to handle their young adults and their mood swings.
- Parents need to make their child understand about what is taking place in their body.
- They need to make them realize that what they are going through is simply a part of growing up and they should not be worried.
- Parents need to inculcate a healthy pattern of life in their children. This should be replete with good food, and adequate amounts of exercise and sleep time.
- Children need to understand that lack of proper sleep and food will affect the functioning of their brain and even their coping skills. Thus, for physical and emotional well being of the child, parents must take extra care.
- Do not expect your child to always be perfect and up to the mark.
- It is only natural for your child to feel low or out of sorts.
However, if your child exhibits depression or anxiety then it is something that parents need to be extra cautious about. These can be observed by transformations in eating, sleeping, excessive sadness, lack of interest in daily activities and social withdrawal. Parents should exhibit empathy for their child and give advice which does not hurt the child in any manner.
Parents need to show accuracy and fairness by following a set pattern of discipline which cannot differ from day to day or according to their child’s mood swings.
Parents need to understand that while their child is experiencing mood swings, the child might not feel very close to their parents and move further away. This should not affect Parents as this is just a passing phase. Sibling fighting happens when children fight for reasons such as privacy, develop their individual personalities, and are impulsive and irritable. There are ways for parents to maintain peace in the house. Each child needs some individual time with their parents. This one on one chat allows the child to express their feelings, grievances needs and wants in a private and safe manner. Parents should be open to both children and their grievances and there should be no hint of any bias. Some rules should be enforced in the household that are clear and cannot be challenged. Parents should be able to find answers for the problems that the children are facing.